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Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV Takes on Bullying

Bullying, whether in-person or online, forces children to live in fear.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV believes it is important to set programs in place that addresses bullying.  To commemorate National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October, and to celebrate the uniqueness of our members, the Club, observed The BLUE SHIRT DAY®, wearing a Blue Shirt in solidarity to STOMP Out Bullying. Also, Club members took the “Kids Against Bullying” pledge, promising to speak up, reach out, and be a friend when they see bullying.

In addition, to the members, Club staff, board members and parents also signed an anti-bullying pledge.

This is the fifth year for the anti-bullying campaign.

“It is critical to educate students about the harmful effects of bullying and cyberbullying, said Sabrina Walker Hernandez, CEO. “Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is firmly committed to standing against bullying, and by addressing this issue, we hope to create an environment where all our Club members can thrive and find opportunity.”

Recent Statistics Show:

  • 1 out of 4 kids are Bullied.
  • 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school.
  • Depending on their ages, up to 43% of kids and teens report being digitally harassed
  • 8% of kids stay home from school each day due to the fear of being bullied

To learn more about helping your kids and teens handle bullying or if your child is a bully, visit www.stompoutbullying.org.

Since 1969, the Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community, providing daily programs and services to over 18,000 young people.  During the School year the Club is open Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  On all ECISD holidays and teachers work days the Legacy Center is open 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m.  The Club has moved its main site and administration to its new building the Legacy Center located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers and 281). The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation. If you would like to learn more about our scheduled activities call 956.383.2582 or visit our websitewww.edinburgkids.com.  If you would like to make a contribution please contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer at 956.383.2582 or email or you can text “CLUB” to 20222 to donate $5.00. A one-time donation of $5.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the “BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF EDINBURG RGV” by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code “20222”; text HELP to “20222” for help or visit www.hmgf.org/t. Message and data rates may apply.

 

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