October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and our Hamilton/South Caddo Branch is encouraging teens to take a stand to help prevent and put an end to bullying. Hamilton/South Caddo Branch is planning an anti-bullying poster contest as well as a National Bullying Prevention Month Seminar for teens in grades 6th through 12th.
During National Bullying Prevention Month, schools and organizations across the country work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
Beginning Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, teens can visit the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, located at 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, to pick up a poster board and entry form for the poster contest. Teens are asked to create a unique poster expressing how they will stomp out bullying. Posters must be well thought out, tasteful and appropriate.
Teens can be as creative as they like and use a variety of mediums to complete the poster. However, no computer graphics or copyrighted images will be accepted. Completed posters must be turned in by Thursday, October 11 at 9 p.m.
Winners of the poster contest will be announced at the National Bullying Prevention Month Seminar on Thursday, October 18 at 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place during the seminar. The seminar will feature special guests Retired Deputy Sheriff LaTienda Pierre-Davis and author and motivational speaker Rashad Bristo. RSVP to the Facebook Event.
The poster contest is open to teens in grades 6th through 12th, ages 11 to 17. Entry into the contest and attendance at the National Bullying Prevention Month Seminar is free and open to the public. For more information on anti-bullying programs at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, please call 318-687-6824.