The Anderson Public Library and Anderson County Schools stood firm against bullying for National Bullying Prevention Month with a special proclamation signed today by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell at the library.
National Bullying Prevention Month is an awareness campaign for the month of October founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. To celebrate and to build awareness locally, the library and school system came together to help spread the word.
The proclamation signed by Superintendent Mitchell along with Jael Cobb and Heidi Garcia, co-presidents of the Saving Our Students Youth Coalition of Anderson County High School, proclaimed October 2018 as Bullying Prevention Month at the schools as well as setting October 24th as Unity Day when students, staff, and teachers are encouraged to wear orange to unite against bullying. Others attending the signing included members of the youth coalition and the Back Up Bully Program of Anderson County.
In addition to the proclamation, all library staff members wore bullying prevention shirts and a special display at the library was setup to showcase the work being done by the Back Up Bully Program. The display can be seen when entering the library from the parking lot entrance and will be displayed through the month of October.