Leach: Thousands of Children’s Anti-Bullying Guides Now Available
NORRISTOWN, August 1, 2012 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and the Norristown Initiative have taken a stand against bullying in the community with the help of a Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant.
Leach and the Norristown Initiative used the grant money to produce 10,000 anti-bullying student learning guides, which will be distributed to elementary schools in Norristown this upcoming school year. The learning guides will also be on hand in Leach’s King of Prussia office and at community events throughout the year.
“In today’s society, we’ve seen a rise in the incidence of bullying in our schools and communities, but also a greater push for anti-bullying awareness,” Leach said. “I am happy to contribute my efforts to this cause and I thank both DCED and the Norristown Initiative for their assistance. These educational guides will be a great asset in helping us encourage kids to treat each other with kindness, dignity and respect.”
L. James Watters III, president of the Norristown Initiative, added: “The Path Forward Student Learning Guide about bullying was created to empower our youth and strengthen our community. Preventing bullying is the focus of the Norristown Initiative, and this book is intended to develop understanding of how to deal with bullies, and learn how to mentor other students who are being bullied, therefore taking a bite out of violence in Norristown.”
The learning guides were delivered to Leach’s King of Prussia office on July 20th and will be available to guests at his fourth annual Kids’ Fair on August 2nd at Elmwood Park Zoo.