What >> Bullying Prevention Training Seminar by R. J. Kern, 4th Degree Black Belt, Certified Instructor, Lakes Martial Arts
When >> April 25, 1-3pm
Ages >> 6-12
Cost >> Free to attend, limited to 30 students (open to all). Registration required for attendance.
Where >> Pershing Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis, MN
Why >> The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that one-third of school-aged children in the United States are affected by bullying every year, as a target, as one who bullies or as both. This award-winning program will foster character development within community youth. Research suggests unchecked bullying leads to bigger life problems such as lower grades, poor self-esteem, depression, and thoughts of suicide. Through affiliation Olweus Bully Prevention Program, the world’s most researched and well-known bullying prevention institution, Lakes Martial Arts has partnered to spread positive impacts in the community.
This 90-minute seminar will focus on bullying, one of the biggest issues facing schools today. There will be demonstrations and discussions about what is bullying, the differences between tattling and bullying, how to report bullying, what students can do to prevent bullying. Guidance will be discussed on how to prevent bullying through confidence, self-defense, and leadership skills. Each student will have opportunity to practice newly-learned skills and opportunity to demonstrate confidence in a celebratory “board break” at the end of the seminar and be given a “Agent G kit” to re-enforce the concepts discussed at home.
This program is made possible with the generous support from a Fulton Community Association grant, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board, and Lakes Martial Arts.
Team up and stamp out bullying in schools with participation in this program!
Sign-up? Spots reserved on a first-come, first served basis. Write your students' name on the sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board at the Pershing Rec Center starting March 18. Please invite your friend to join! Students do not have to be registered in Lakes Martial Arts to participate.