POSTED BY: BOB KNOTTS
We were very pleased to get yet more confirmation recently that our acclaimed Anti-bullying Through The Arts program works — and sticks in the minds of kids for a long time! We received a lovely email from a guidance counselor who has twice brought the Humanity Project into her elementary school to present our program. And we wanted to share that email with you here:
“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the amazing and unforgettable Anti-bullying program presented to our Endeavour Primary Learning Center students last school year – 2013-2014. As the school’s guidance counselor, I often go into the classroom to discuss this very important topic (bullying) and I find that the students always revert or refer to the Humanity Project’s presentation (the students often repeat the phrases, songs – “No Bullying around”and discuss scenes from the skits) This presentation catered to all the styles of learning (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) and as a result, the students were able to retain information presented. Because of the positive and motivational impact of this program, we are hoping that you will be able to present the program once again during the new school year, 2014-2015.
As always, thank you.
Sherine Davis, Guidance Counselor / Endeavour Primary Learning Center”
Thanks so much, Ms. Davis — we know you to be a fine guidance counselor and we’re pleased to bring our program to your school again this year. Most of all, we’re happy to hear once more that Anti-bullying Through The Arts offers lessons that truly change student attitudes about bullying in the schools we visit. As you may know by now, the Humanity Project is an empirically based organization, relying on scientific research as well as our own direct experience to fashion programs in innovative ways. For this reason, we’ve always conducted pre and post testing for Anti-bullying Through The Arts. Those test scores over the past five years show impressive results and, by the way, we’re happy to give those results to anyone who wants to see the numbers. For now, though, we hope you’ll share this blog with friends or colleagues who may want to bring the Humanity Project’s Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to their school. It really does work!