Student-athletes present anti-bullying message to grade school children
Binghamton student-athletes continued their commitment to community service with a program at Vestal Hills Elementary School this fall. Eight student-athletes took part in a “No Bystanders” leadership program that aims to curtail cyber-bullying and bullying in general.
The Binghamton University students, representing four different sports teams, worked with more than 50 fifth-graders on two school visits. They offered ways to recognize and combat bullying and also taught the young students the importance of friendship, trust, courage and leadership. After opening games and discussion, the kids broke into smaller groups and planned and performed skits together. The role-playing and reinforced behavior helped further the message of inclusiveness and caring.