Shadows Community and Tolerance Anti-Bullying Conference
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Franklin High School's award winning applied theatre program, Shadows, in partnership with the National School Climate Center (www.schoolclimate.org) is offering their SECOND hands-on Anti-Bullying Workshop and Conference. The day will involve hands on arts activities to help student and adults explore bullying in their communities and brainstorm on ways to make their schools and towns safer and more inclusive. Presenters include theatre practitioners, spoken word artists and media specialists. Workshops run both morning and afternoon with a special lunchtime performance.
At the end of the day, adults and students will have the opportunity to come together to bring realistic, usable ideas back to their schools to try and create grassroots change in their communities. Lunch is provided.
Sgt. Thomas Rich, creator and CEO of Always Connected is a certified police officer in the State of New Jersey. In his 17th year of service, his entire career has been dedicated to children. Sgt Rich has been traveling the country for the past 6 years and has created programs like this one to help make a difference in the lives of children. Sgt Rich was recently featured on Good Morning America and the Nancy Grace Show and at present has spoken to over 250,000 people about technology issues and cyberbullying!
Confirmed workshop leaders include:
All proceeds go to continue spreading the dialogue about anti-bullying and safer, inclusive school culture.
Join us for this very special event!
There are group rates available. Please contact Jennifer Little at Franklin High School, email@example.com for more information.
When & Where
Franklin High School Applied Theatre, National School Climate Center
Franklin High School's Applied Theatre Program, created "Shadows," a student written, award-winning devised drama to create and stimulate an honest discussion about bullying for and by youth. Winner of Golden Bell Leadership Award for Anti-Bullying. FHS Applied Theatre has won commendations by Governor Christie of New Jersey, by Mayor of Franklin Township, and was nominated for a 2012 Emmy Award. "Shadows" recently returned from performing sold out shows at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival! In addition, FHS Applied Theatre has partnered with Lifeline National Suicide Prevention, The Tyler Clemente Foundation, NJ Traumatic Loss, Mental Health Association of New Jersey and others in creating ongoing youth oriented, hands on artistic endeavors to provide the community with new ways to explore social and community issues and dialogue.
NSCC (www.schoolclimate.org) is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction to enhance student performance, prevent drop outs, reduce violence, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults. For more than a decade, NSCC has worked together with the entire academic community— teacher, staff, school-based mental health professional, students, and parents—to improve total school climate. We continue to help translate research into practice by establishing meaningful and relevant guidelines, programs and services that support a model for whole school improvement with a focus on school climate.
NSCC’s vision is that all children will develop the essential social, emotional, and intellectual skills to become healthy and productive citizens.
NSCC’s mission is to measure and improve the climate for learning in schools to help children realize their fullest potential as individuals and as engaged members of society.
NSCC achieves this through:
• Advocacy and policy
• Measurement and research