Compeer of the Mohawk Valley

Agency: Compeer of the Mohawk Valley

Volunteer Project: Bully Busters Program at various festivals, fairs and events

Summary: Throughout the year youth volunteers from Compeer of the Mohawk Valley presented their Bully Buster Program. They presented their program in March to students at the Kernan Elementary School in Utica. In April they presented the program at Utica Safe School’s annual Build-A-Bike event at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. They presented the program to students at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Utica in June. The youth volunteers share the content of the anti-bullying curriculum to the students and involve the students in the process. The students enjoy sharing their knowledge of bullying, answering questions and learning how their actions can make a difference. Many times parents were involved in the presentations and conversations and their participation added to the strategies used in helping to prevent bullying.