On October 23, students and employees at C. J. Hooker Middle School united against bullying by celebrating Unity Day, a national event held during National Bullying Prevention Month.
Students wore orange to show their support for Unity Day and visibly show their joint stance against bullying. Under the direction of Social Worker Lauren Levesque, students decorated trees with orange ribbons and signed a banner help send a unified message: that bullying is not acceptable.
More than one of every five school-aged children report being bullied, according to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors Unity Day and founded National Bullying Prevention Month in 2006. Learn more about Unity Day.