Join Us to Black Out Bullying
In honor of No Name Calling Day on January 25th, we are asking youth to participate in our initiative, Black Out Bullying, by wearing black and signing a pledge to take a stand against bullying and name calling. Bullying is an important issue, and this is an opportunity for us to begin a culture change. It is our hope that this event will be a stepping stone for making progress towards curbing violence within the Commonwealth.
To learn more:
- Read a blog post by two Youth Council Members, Emaan Syed & Kaden Belanger, on why you should participate.
- Read the Governor's press release about No Name Calling Day.
- Share the Black Out Bullying Day flier with your friends and fellow students.
On May 3, 2010 Governor Patrick signed his Anti Bullying Legislation. Within this piece of legislation Governor Patrick determined that the fourth Wednesday of January will officially be known as “No Name Calling Day”.
As Governor Patrick’s Statewide Youth Council, we are currently working towards curbing youth violence within the Commonwealth.We see bullying as a universal issue throughout the nation. The previous Youth Council had laid the foundation for our Council by advocating for the passing of the anti-bullying legislation. We recognized the importance of educating the youth of the Commonwealth on this pressing issue and are continuing the efforts of our predecessors by implementing a statewide anti-bullying initiative.