New York Times best-selling author and bullying survivor turned activist Jodee Blanco will deliver a bullying survival and prevention seminar to the community from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at the Greenfield High School Performing Arts Center, 4800 South 60th Street.
This event is free and open to the public and families are encouraged to attend.
At a time when bullying has become a serious national epidemic, one which prevents an estimated 160,000 children from attending school every day, Greenfield High School is taking proactive measures to combat this important issue.
Ms. Blanco’s family seminar and workshop will include:
• Her story of struggle as the target of severe bullying, as well as what her parents and teachers did that helped;
what did not and why; and insights from the thousands of students she has worked with across the nation.
• Specific, practical advice for parents on how to intervene if their child is the victim, bully or bystander, from the rare point of view of someone who has lived through it.
• Insights into the plight of the “adult survivor of peer abuse” and suggestions on how to overcome those open
wounds from the past.
Families are encouraged to attend and have the opportunity to speak with Jodee following the presentation.
Jodee is the best selling author of the memoir, Please Stop Laughing at Me . . . One Woman’s Inspirational Story, which is now required reading in many schools across the nation. Inspired by the thousands of letters she receives from students, parents, teachers, and adult survivors, Jodee is one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers. More than a half-a-million students have participated in her anti-bullying program, and her story has drawn attention from national media, as well as the U.S. government.
For more information, please contact Greenfield High School teacher Dan Manley at 414-281-6200, ext. 2524, or Assistant Principal Becky Gordon at 281-6200, ext. 2312.