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Creating a Judgment Free Generation

The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month! The purpose of taking to recognize this month as a special initiative is to create awareness, share prevention techniques, and educate communities about the effects of bullying. As rates of suicide continue to rise, it is important to recognize the effects of bullying on our Club kids as well as the community. Staff members are in the optimum position to start prevention practices. Defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involve a real or perceived power imbalance, bullying can come in many forms that include but are not limited to threats, rumors, physical and verbal attacks, and exclusion. As more people become educated on this topic, more people are stepping up and acting out against bullying on a local and national level.

Remember, it is important to honor and respect one another. Bullying behaviors should never be tolerated from anyone. Encourage youth to go to a trusted adult if they or someone they know is being bullied. Bullying can be prevented, especially with the strength of a community behind it. Work with your kids to create a judgment free generation!

Need ideas on how to address bullying with your Club youth? Check out these bullying prevention and Positive Club Climate resources from BGCA:

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November is Native American Heritage Month

November has arrived once again, and we are thrilled to highlight the 2017 Native American Heritage Month Toolkit! This toolkit, having recently been refreshed to have the most up-to-date material, was originally created to aid Club staff in promoting and celebrating Native pride all month long. National Native American Heritage Month is recognized every November as a time to educate the public about Tribes and raise awareness on the unique challenges our communities face today. With this toolkit, your organization will be able to do just that! It includes: 

  • Brochure – includes event ideas, Club highlights, and information related to Native American Heritage Month that your Club can use to distribute to members and staff;
  • Social Media Flyer – find topics, quotes, and sample posts your organization can use to celebrate;
  • Traditional Clubs Flyer – here you will find useful information and tips on what your traditional Boys & Girls Club can do to support your Native Unit(s);
  • Large Poster – display this at your Club for members, staff, and visitors to see;
  • Facebook Cover Photo – have your Club’s Facebook page display this cover photo to remind users on the significance of the month of November
  • Signature Graphic – add this to the signature of your email as a fun way to display your November pride

We hope you find these materials useful to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Have a wonderful November!

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