In The PEERS Project our PEER Leaders – teen instructors- work hard to teach others to stand up against bullying. PEER Leaders do this through teaching in the classroom how to be assertive with bullying through our three assertiveness techniques. More importantly, PEER leaders live a life where they stand up for those who are being bullied and are bully preventers, not just bully bystanders.
Here is one story to share how youth stood up to fight bullying. Shortly after birth, Danny Keefe suffered a brain hemorrhage that left him with a speech impediment so severe that the meticulously dressed six-year-old found himself being teased and picked on in kindergarten… but, not for long, because Danny’s friends on the Bridgewater Badgers 5th grade football team had his back. They didn’t rough anybody up, which one might have expected.
Instead, they put on a display of solidarity and brotherly love that moved an entire community, and started a movement that quickly spread to surrounding towns. www.danimalsarmy.org
The PEERS Project is excited to announce that we were selected by the Orange Leaf yogurt store in Broad Ripple to be their non-profit community partner for their grand opening.
The Grand Opening at the Broad Ripple Orange Leaf is this Saturday, March 22. Orange Leaf is giving away 2 Kindle Fire tablets, tickets to the Drive-By Truckers concert at the Vogue, Gift Cerificates, shirts, OL …SWAG … live music, face painter & stuff for the kids, FREE Froyo sundaes from 2-5. BOGO sundaes 6-8 …. also, it is opening night for Broad Ripple’s news art gallery ArtSpace @ Orange Leaf featuring the work of David Crowe. So please come and hang out, get some froyo, check out some art and have some fun!
Hope to see you there eating some free yogurt on Saturday, March 22nd! 100% proceeds goes to PEERS.
Abdul-Hakim Shabazz of The Indianapolis Star mentioned The PEERS Project about an article depicting the future for Indiana youth. Shabazz gave a shout-out to some local and state organizations doing excellent work with youth…including the Peers Project! Read more here.
PEERS Project is in the following High Schools: Bosse, Castle, Central, ECS, Harrison, North, Reitz, Gibson Southern, Princeton, Wood Memorial, North Posey, Henderson Co., Boonville and Area Home Schools!