If you work for a public school in Kentucky you’ve probably already heard, but we want to make sure after-school programs and summer camps are also in the know about a free bullying/violence prevention workshop taking place April 10 at Murray State University. The Kentucky Center for School Safety, Murray State University Center for Environmental Education, MSU College of Education, and MSU Regional Outreach are sponsoring a full-day training by Operation Respect.
Operation Respect is a non-profit organization founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary that is working toward creating respectful, safe, and compassionate learning environments free of bullying, ridicule, and violence.
Participants will be trained in the Don’t Laugh at Me anti-bullying and non-violence programs developed by Operation Respect for grades 2-5, grades 6-8, and summer camps and after-school programs. Participants will take home the free curriculum and supporting materials, of which more than 150,000 copies have been distributed to educators free of charge since Operation Respect’s inception.