Creating a Culture of Caring in Our Schools – A HYLA Festival
Rockland Community College
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Creating a Culture of Caring in Our Schools – A HYLA Festival ~free and open to the public
Cast members from the popular Teen Nick TV show, Degrassi, will participate in the Hudson Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) Festival on Friday, March 8 at Rockland Community College. This event will focus on developing the leadership skills students need in order to stop the growing trend of cyber and other bullying among youth and help students transform their schools into caring and open communities. The event is free and designed for middle school, high school and freshman college students. Adults are also welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Creating a Culture of Caring in Our Schools – HYLA Festival
Friday, March 8, 2013
7:00 until 9:00 pm
Rockland Community College - Cultural Arts Theater.
Free and open to the public
Degrassi cast members – Alicia Josipovic (Bianca), Raymond Ablack (Sav) and Dalmar Abuzeid (Danny) will join the HYLA participants and offer positive peer role models. Cast members will be available for autographs as well as talking about the topic and playing music.
Other event features include: a video presentation by Craig Kielburger and Scott Baker; Talina, a 14-year old singer and songwriter will sing her song Just Be Nice, from her album Adapted; and Rockland’s Trinity Gospel Choir will perform inspirational and moving gospel songs.
About the HYLA Team:
Leonard Kurz – is the founder of HYLA. It was his vision to bring together Creative Response to Conflict, Me to We, Free the Children, Rockland Community College and others to collaborate on HYLA.
Creative Response to Conflict – is an organization that teaches skills to find nonviolent, creative solutions to conflict, bias awareness and bullying. For more information visit: crc-global.org
Rockland Community College – supports HYLA with their generous in-kind donations, such as use of the campus facilities. For more information about RCC visit: sunyrockland.edu
Me to We – is a social enterprise that challenges traditional methods of doing business. Half of Me to We's profits are donated to its charitable partner, Free The Children. For more information visit: metowe.com
Free the Children – is a charity that has built more than 500 schools bringing education to more than 50,000 children around the world. For more information visit: freethechildren.org
Creative Response to Conflict – is the host organization. To find out more about CRC, visit: crc-global.org or contact Priscilla Prutzman, Ph.845-353-1796, firstname.lastname@example.org.