Sport in Society at Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association will begin accepting applications for an anti-bullying leadership training initiative Tuesday.
With support from the PI Garden Fund, a two-day summer training institute on anti-bullying leadership and education will train student-athletes, adult advocates, and community members on how to create a bully-free culture in their schools.
Beginning Tuesday, schools can submit applications for the Aug. 9-10 institute at the MIAA Conference Center in Franklin
Applications are due June 1.
"The initiative will raise awareness about the severity of bullying in our schools, open dialogue among student leaders, challenge their thinking, and inspire leadership in preventing the devastating effects bullying has on young lives,” a flyer for the institute says.
The student-athletes and adult coordinators from each school will prepare to engage with middle school students on the subject of bullying. Dates for future middle school trainings will be scheduled by the schools and there is also the possibility of a community awareness-raising session.
For more information contact Caitlin Geddes at 617-373-4889 or at C.Geddes@neu.edu.
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