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Muscogee Co. Schools kickoff anti-bullying program

Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA - The Muscogee County School District (MCSD) Safe and Drug Free Schools Department and the Schools Having Anti-Bullying Procedures Enforced (SHAPE) Committee are partnering with local youth organizations, community leaders, and law enforcement to host a Town Hall meeting Saturday, March 20, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. where Youth Speak Out Against Bullying!

  The youth Town Hall meeting will be held at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, located at 801 Front Street, for middle school and high school students. 

The goal is to encourage youth to share the challenges they face with their peers to better serve youth in our schools and communities to prevent or stop bullying, discourage youth from joining gangs, and living a life of violence or crime.

Join us for a special kick-off event featuring guest speaker Dr. Joseph Jennings at the Muscogee County Public Education Center, located at 2960 Macon Road, at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2010. 

Dr. Jennings is the founder of Second Chance, Inc. and a national motivational speaker and author who is known for encouraging and empowering youth to make good decisions and helping to deter youth from a life of crime and violence.

On Friday, February 26, 2010 Jennings will speak to students and staff at Baker Middle School, Richards Middle School, and Kendrick High first hand as he delivers a special message to help encourage students to stay in school, be respectful, not be a bully or be bullied! 

Source: Muscogee County School District

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