Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mayor's youth leadership council 'blows up' bullying with demonstration

Stamford Advocate (Stamford, CT) October 6, 2011

"Fifty-six teenagers collapsed to the ground at Veterans Park in Stamford shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They remained there, silent and still, for 25 minutes.
Each minute that ticked away on the large clock tower on Old Town Hall just a few yards from the teens symbolized 1 percent of Connecticut teens who reported being bullied on school property in the 2009 Connecticut School Health Survey.
The demonstration was designed and carried out by the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council, the city's largest youth activism organization, which promotes safe schools and communities, with an emphasis on teen dating violence and bullying." Read more

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