Pink Shirt Day

Palm Beach County
February 25, 2015


The Call for EVERYONE to WEAR PINK!                                                                                                               

Help Create a “Sea of Pink” in Palm Beach County! 
Palm Beach County will be filled with pink shirts to draw attention to the need for effective bullying prevention programs. Remember to wear pink on February 25, 2015.

Pink Shirt Day T-shirts and Contest!
Order an Official Palm Beach County pink t-shirt!
New LOW PRICE! (Details Available Soon)

OR

Add your afterschool program’s or school’s name and art to an Official Pink Shirt Day 2015 t-shirt! No SET-UP Fee! (Details Available Soon)

Book a Guest Speaker!
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Gang Prevention Unit is working hard to make a list of guest speakers available on Pink Shirt Day!  These PBSO officers and Suncoast High School youth have volunteered to come out and speak about the importance of “Standing Up for Others” to the students and youth at schools and afterschool programs across the county! (Details Available Soon) 

Pink Shirt Day Palm Beach County 2015: Helping Our Youth Find Happiness

The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County will tie Pink Shirt Day 2015 to six NEW lessons from our Prevention Series on “Choosing to Be Happy.”  These lessons put a variety of children’s literature into a sequential format that makes this topic easy for children to relate to, enjoy and understand.

Many tend to think happiness comes after hard work, success, material things and situations.  In part, it does, but the largest part comes from within.

Inner happiness not only increases a youth’s ability to learn, but also increases resilience in the face of stressors such as bullying.  Children experiencing inner happiness are also less likely to be mean and cruel to others.

We welcome you to incorporate some of our suggested books and activities from two of our lessons into your classrooms in preparation for Pink Shirt Day 2015! Enjoy reading and helping your children begin to achieve inner happiness!

Suggested time line leading up to the event:

Before January 15                            
Order Materials

Late January- Early February       
Print and circulate flyers!      
ORDER T-SHIRTS!
Book a guest speaker!                         
Review and plan activities from our Inner Happiness Tool Kit                                                                                                              

February                                              
Read suggested books and watch videos from the online toolkit with your children! Enjoy activities from the online toolkit throughout the month. Celebrate Pink Shirt Day on February 25, 2015! Share your plans and event photos by emailing nbirardi@literacypbc.org

 

Literacy Coalition and Community Partner Events
The Literacy Coalition and Community Partners are busy planning “Sea of Pink” events! Throughout January and February, school and afterschool programs across the county will read and enjoy educational components from our Turning Bullies into Buddies program related to this year’s theme of Happiness Comes from Within!

Workshop:

  • Resource Fair, January 27, 2015 at the City of  Delray Beach, Parks and Recreation, with Prime Time Palm Beach County http://www.primetimepbc.org/

Focus School:

  • Berkshire Elementary, with the help of our sponsor, will read and do activities leading up to the event! Stay tuned to see how this school-wide campaign takes place!

What is Pink Shirt Day?

Pink Shirt Day is about bystanders’ standing up to make a difference!

Research shows that bystanders who step in and take action can usually stop the bullying within 10 seconds.                                      
(Craig and Pepler, 1997)

Origins of Pink Shirt Day in Canada

 

http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2007/10/05/4373465-telling-bullies-to-think-pink?lite

 

Thank You to the Contributing Sponsor for our 2015 event:

 

Thank you to our Collaborative Community Partners:

  • Palm Beach County School District
  • Prime Time Palm Beach County with Significant funding from the Children’s Service Council of Palm Beach County
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
  • Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of West Palm Beach

 

 

Thank you for Significant Funding to our Turning Bullies into Buddies program:

      

 

Visit These Websites for Valuable Information on Bullying:

Cartoon Network’s Speak up website: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/promos/stopbullying/index.html

StopBullying.gov: http://www.stopbullying.gov/

PACERS: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/