SPECIAL PROGRAM ON BULLYING TO BE FEATURED AT MIDWEST NCSY CONFERENCE, OCT 22-23, IN OVERLAND PARK, KS
A special program on bullying will be presented at the Midwest NCSY Fall Regional Convention this weekend, October 22-23. With approximately 200 teenage participants, the Convention will take place at Kehilath Israel Synagogue in Overland Park, Kansas. The program will be interactive, encouraging the students to take a stand against bullying. It will be conducted by Midwest NCSY Education Coordinator Rabbi Phil Karesh, who has designed the program in consultation with Mrs. Rachel Zimmerman, LCSW, Coordinator of Project Shield in Chicago.
NCSY is the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union.
Teens from the following communities are registered to attend: Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Memphis, South Bend, Indianapolis, and Omaha.
Declared Rabbi Micah Greenland, Regional Director of Midwest NCSY, "The problem of bullying among teenagers is becoming increasingly prevalent, and as evidenced by the tragic recent suicide of a Rutgers University freshman, it can sometimes have devastating results. We put together this anti-bullying program for our teens at this Fall Regional Convention as a way to encourage them to stand up against negative and predatory behavior that they witness in their schools and their social groups. NCSYers need to take the lead in helping to create safe and healthy social environments in their own schools and neighborhoods, and this program should give them the tools to do that."