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Royal Oak Optimists Support ROMS Anti-Bullying Initiatives with $3K Check

A $3,000 donation to Royal Oak Middle School is earmarked for bullying prevention programs.

The Royal Oak Optimists were winners of the 2013 Community Spirit Award. Credit: royaloakoptimists.org
The Royal Oak Optimists were winners of the 2013 Community Spirit Award. Credit: royaloakoptimists.org
Members of the Royal Oak Optimist Club presented a check for $3,000 at Thursday's regular Board of Education meeting to help subsidize anti-bullying programs at Royal Oak Middle School.

"We feel anti-bullying programs are integral with our mission to bring out the best in kids by providing hope and a positive vision," said Optimist Club President Jay Dunstan.

The service club raised the money through various fundraisers throughout the year, including its annual Bowlabration event and a recent Trivia Night.

"We are extremely grateful to the Optimist Club for their generosity," said Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin. "The support of our community is critical to the success of our students."

This gift will be used to purchase materials to support Royal Oak Middle School's implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and to assist the school in bringing The Bullycide Project presentations to the school. 

The Olweus program is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop.

The Bullycide Project is dedicated to creating a change of consciousness on issues of humanity, integrity, tolerance, and trust.

For more information on the Royal Oak Optimist Club visit www.royaloakoptimists.org.

Gloria R January 12, 2014 at 05:31 AM
To try to help combat bullying, it is good to start teaching kindness and tolerance to the youngest children. "Be A Buddy, Not A Bully” is a song on utube for children up to age 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo
Shaira Leah Gomez January 13, 2014 at 07:25 AM
I was once a victim of bullying, there were times that I want to end up my life or those people who made fun on me. But by the support of my family who made me feel that I'm important and loved, it gave me confidence to fight for it. You will never be bullied if you will not allow others to bully you. This is now my principle! With my family who is always there in times of need, I felt secured! I want to share this safety solution that I'm using to immediately ask for help to my family and loveones if I need them - http://safetrec.com/

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