Students at Jack Miner Public School in Whitby “Huddled Up” recently to learn how they can work together to ensure bullying doesn’t happen at their school or in their community.
Members from the Toronto Argonauts, in partnership with Canadian Safe School Network, visited the school to present their Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, an in-school anti-bullying program. The program sees Toronto Argonauts players, cheerleaders, program staff and the Canadian Safe Schools Network work together to make all schools safe places.
“When the Argos contacted me about bringing their message to one of my schools, I saw it as an amazing opportunity,” said DRP Sgt. Chuck Latour. “The message is so important and the more ways you can get it out, the better. And coming from professional athletes, people who kids admire, helps send the message home.”
Linebacker Tristan Black and Community Relations Manager Jason Colero both shared their experiences with bullying. Tristan had the kids learn his personal bullying motto “TALK”. It not only emphasizes the importance of speaking up but uses an acronym “Think And Live Kindly”.
Sgt. Latour, Tristan and Jason will be back at the school Mar. 22 to speak to parents about how they can talk to their kids about bullying, what signs to watch for and how to work with schools and community partners to help stop bullying everywhere. Any parents interested in learning more about their anti-bullying program are welcome to join them at Jack Miner Public School at 144 Whitburn St. in Whitby from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
For more information about this great program please visit their website at www.argonauts.ca.
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Argos Community Relations Manager Jason Colero tells his story (JPG file, 124.6K bytes)
Sgt. Latour watches as Tristan signs a T-shirt (JPG file, 100.5K bytes)
The Huddle Up Team (JPG file, 114.8K bytes)