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Palm Beach County
February 26, 2014
The Call for EVERYONE to Wear Pink!
All day long Palm Beach County will be filled with pink shirts to announce that there are ways to cope with bullying. We can learn to fight the urge to bully others, we can cope with the effects of being bullied and most importantly we can stand up for others.
Please share this printable flyer.
Pink Shirt Day Event: Author to Speak at the Literacy Coalition Training Center
Prime Time Palm Beach County in partnership with the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County will be hosting a networking event for afterschool professionals to celebrate Pink Shirt Day. The Literacy Coalition is proud to host the event. Julia Cook will teach afterschool professionals how to use literature to encourage social and emotional learning with their students.
Julia has a Master’s degree in Elementary School Counseling. While serving as a guidance counselor, Julia often used children’s books to enhance her classroom lessons. She is now nationally recognized as an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert.
Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at education and counseling conferences and has published more than three dozen children’s books. The goal behind all of Julia’s books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.
Inspirations for her books come from working with children and listening carefully to parents and teachers. Julia’s books have been referenced in such publications as Parent’s Magazine, The New Yorker, Green Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo.com, DrLaura.com and BabyZone.com. She has also been featured on CNN’s HLN News, and several large metropolitan networks.
Register today to attend this Pink Shirt Day Event: http://primetimepbc.org/events/pink-shirt-day-1
Celebrate Pink Shirt Day at Your Afterschool Program
The Literacy Coalition and Prime Time Palm Beach County, both of which receives significant funding from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, encourage each afterschool program across Palm Beach County to participate with its own on-site celebration of how bystanders can make a difference when it comes to bullying. Afterschool youth and staff are encouraged to learn this year’s theme song and dance, participate in activities and conduct lessons based upon this year’s selected book. Guest speakers will be made available to sites that participate in the Literacy Coalition’s Turning Bullies into Buddies program. A tool kit will be posted on the Coalition’s web site for staff to use and build upon.
All members of the community, work places, faith-based organizations, other agencies and all schools across South Florida are encouraged to join in the celebration by wearing pink! Please call (561) 767-3355 for additional information.
Make sure you wear pink!
Be sure to join in for a SEA of PINK across the county. Look in your closet, visit local stores or order an official Palm Beach County t-shirt!
Official Palm Beach County Pink Shirt Day T-shirt
Palm Beach County youth stepped up to help design the official Palm Beach County 2014 t-shirt!
(See the contest prize winner submissions below)
Be sure to keep your eye out for this specially designed 2014 edition!
Pink Shirt Art Contest Winners
1st Place: Marcus Voley, Westgate Park and Recreation Center Afterschool Program (Drawing pictured above will be featured on this year's Pink Shirt Day t-shirt!)
2nd Place: Johnathan Estillien, Westgate Park and Recreation Center Afterschool Progra
3rd Place: Sabrina Joseph, All About Kids Learning Center
History of Pink Shirt Day
Origins from Canada
Tell Bullies to Think Pink http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2007/10/05/4373465-telling-bullies-to-think-pink?lite
To read more about the origin of Pink Shirt Day click here.
2012 in Palm Beach County
The Literacy Coalition Turning Bullies into Buddies Program in partnership with Prime Time Palm Beach County held celebrations at three locations in Palm Beach County. Click here to read the press release.
What is Turning Bullies into Buddies? A message from our former CEO Darlene Kostrub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZdvYxRPet8
2013 in Palm Beach County
In the morning of Pink Shirt Day 2013, The Literacy Coalition Turning Bullies into Buddies Program in partnership with Prime Time Palm Beach County sponsored a networking event featuring guest speaker Trudy Ludwig.
In the afternoon of Pink Shirt Day 2013, The Literacy Coalition Turning Bullies into Buddies Program in partnership with Prime Time Palm Beach County and the City of West Palm Beach held a large celebration at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach.
Pink Shirt Day is an International Event
"Educate and Celebrate" Tool Kit
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).
Visit Cartoon Network’s Speak up website http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/promos/stopbullying/
This year’s featured book
Bully B.E.A.N.S. is a fun story that teaches people of all ages to become proactive when it comes to bullying. This book can help children and adults understand why bullying happens and what they can do to stop it. It is a bullying book that speaks to the bystander!
Order your books: http://www.juliacookonline.com/books/life-issues/bully-b-e-a-n-s/
Arts and Crafts
Music and Dance