Yonkers Public Schools showed its “true colors” on Wednesday, October 10th by donning orange and incorporating anti-bullying lessons, projects and speakers into school-day study.
The district-wide initiative supports “Unity Day,” a national event sponsored by PACER’S National Bullying Prevention Center, which invited schools and communities throughout the country to unite for one day in the stance against bullying.
Teachers at School 17 guided a number of character building activities including the reading of "How Full is Your Bucket," the best selling book that examines how one individual's interactions with another affects both. The school's youngsters then filled and emptied their buckets based on positive contributions.
Bullying awareness is ongoing throughout the District on a day-to-day basis punctuated by special events. For instance, last week the PEARLS school community held an assembly to kick off the year's program, emphasizing each student's responsibility to all.
Unity Day itself was was part of the District’s ongoing anti-bullying campaign, which infuses bullying awareness and prevention programs into curriculum.