The much discussed topic of bullying will be explored at the Maryknoll Mission Center when cruelty prevention and child safety expert Adam Mitchell presents “The Kids Are United—End Bullying in Your School This Year.”
The presentation is offered for teachers, administrators, student leaders and parents on Sunday, September 22, at 2:30 p.m. as part of the fall Maryknoll Speakers Series at the Maryknoll Mission Center, 55 Ryder Road in Ossining, New York (Westchester County). Presented by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, the series is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested and can be made by email, or by calling 914-941-7636 extension 2445.
Among Mitchell’s initiatives is The Kids Are United Leadership Training Program that was created specifically for high school student leadership groups. At the Maryknoll presentation, Mitchell will discuss the harsh realities of ritualized cruelty in today’s schools and he will instruct educators, parents and student leaders about the key steps that create cruelty-free schools that foster learning. As he spotlights the dark topic of bullying and the causes of this behavior, the martial artist and youth counselor also will provide a comprehensive framework that empowers adults and students to foster immediate change within the school community.
Mitchell has created successful bully-free initiatives in schools for more than a decade. As a youth speaker and mentor, he has served school groups and student leadership in high schools across the country. Mitchell understands the challenges and he speaks with a passion and engaging energy to show students the various ways to peacefully control their social environments. Learn more about his programs online.
Upcoming programs for the fall Maryknoll Speakers Series are:
- Sunday, October 6, explore the roots and origins of religious fear with Father Ronald Rolheiser, a community-builder, lecturer, columnist and author.
- Sunday, October 27, learn about Abraham Lincoln and his faith with Harold Holzer, one of the country's leading authorities on the 16th president and the political culture of the Civil War era. Mr. Holzer was an historical consultant for the movie Lincoln.