In an effort to stop bullying in school we have developed a program that teaches elementary school age children what makes us all different and to be kind to one another and to understand why we all are special. There are 208 public elementary schools in Nassau County, New York, serving 97,563 students. Beginning with the most diverse school district, Valley Stream, each child will receive a book teaching them what makes us different and how to be kind. These lessons can help stop bullying.
There are 208 public elementary schools in Nassau County, New York, serving 97,563 students. Our young children are facing more bullying today than ever. Kids with special needs are often times the target of bullies. The Just As I Am Reading program seeks to help elementary age children learn what it means to be kind and what they can do to prevent bullying. Teaching our youth about understanding people's differences and be more kind.
To help solve the issue of elementary age bullying the Just As I Am Reading program will go into Elementary Schools in New York and read books about special needs acceptance and what it means to be kind. Each student will be given a book to go home to read with their parents to continue the conversation and learn about what makes each of us special and different. With the support of the school guidance counselor we will followup with the children to see how the program has impacted them.
We will go into elementary schools starting with the most diverse school district Valley Stream. Children that bully do so usually because they are unaware of what makes us all different. Opening up this discussion and making them part of the solution will help reduce and minimize the amount of bullying that occurs at their age. We believe that educating all 97,563 students can help reduce the amount of bullying and long term we would like to reach this program nationwide.