Garden City, NY September 20, 2012 – According to PBS, up to 25% of students are bullied every year. Through the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s “Surviving Bullies” program on October 19th from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., the organization is working to decrease this percentage and provide girls and parents with the skills needed to overcome bullying.
“The Girl Scouts of Nassau County is proud to host the “Surviving Bullies” program to help empower girls throughout Long Island,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. “Through this discussion, we hope to help girls gain the courage and confidence needed to survive bullying and prevent future bullying from happening.”
During “Surviving Bullies” 15-year-old Jamie Isaacs and her mother will share their emotional story of intense bullying and resilience, giving details into their bullying experiences and how it motivated them to take action. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A and panel discussion about bullying.
The program, located at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, will also include speeches from local Girl Scouts who are taking action against bullying. Ms. Isaacs’ book, In Jamie’s Words, will be available for sale. Books purchased in advance will be autographed and available for pick-up at the program.
The registration deadline is October 5th. For more information on the "Surviving Bullies" program, please contact Girl Scouts of Nassau County Program and Critical Issues Manager Eliza Zipper at 516-741-2550 ext. 254.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.
For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit www.gsnc.org.
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