#Project Wear Orange – May 9, 2014
Westerville Genoa Middle School and Buckeye Valley Middle School Campaign to show solidarity against bullying
By Stephanie Christie, Youth to Youth International – Thank Goodness I’m Female (TGIF) facilitator at Westerville Genoa Middle School and Amy Hawthorne, HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow County – Thank Goodness I’m Female (TGIF) facilitator at Buckeye Valley Middle School
We are excited to announce #ProjectOrange will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at Westerville Genoa Middle School and Buckeye Valley Middle School.
Students, faculty, and, staff at Westerville Genoa Middle School and Buckeye Valley Middle School will wear orange to show solidarity in efforts to end bullying. #ProjectOrange is a campaign created by Thank Goodness I’m Female (TGIF). TGIF is a youth developed multi-tiered, multi-layered approach to relational aggression and bullying.
“So many students experience bullying, HelpLine is partnering with Youth to Youth and local schools to empower kids.” Says Nancy Radcliffe, HelpLine Sexual Assault Services Director.
Girls in TGIF make a difference through guided discussion, skill building, youth developed projects, school-wide campaigns and social media messaging. #ProjectOrange will help symbolize that the majority of students don’t agree with bullying. This action based campaign will allow students to offer silent yet effective support to students who may currently be the target of bullying. Please wear your orange to show support and join in the anti-bullying campaign!