No Name-Calling Week 2014
Kindness Celebrated in Hudson Valley Schools
We believe that a little more kindness can go a long way toward fundamentally changing the name-calling and bullying cultures in our schools, especially when a foundation of respect is taught in elementary school. That's why GLSEN introduced a new theme for No Name-Calling Week: Celebrate Kindness
Since 2010, GLSEN Hudson Valley has collaborated with the Safe Schools Roundtable of the Hudson Valley to help support No Name-Calling Week in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties. Over the past four years, we have encouraged schools, youth programs, faith communities, service organizations and the entire community to participate in No Name-Calling Week with great success. Over 100 schools and organizations have participated over the years.
Week-long activities were held throughout the Hudson Valley during the week of January 20-24, 2014. The week culminated on Friday, January 24th with a Student Creative Expression Exhibit hosted at Ulster BOCES in Port Ewen, NY.
Kindness through Creativity
Over 100 students submitted artwork that spoke to their feelings about bullying and their visions for a world where bullying no longer exists. Many were on-hand for No Name-Calling Week Student Creative Expression Exhibit opening
event. Watch the video produced by Ulster BOCES of the event that really captures the meaning of No Name-Calling Week here.
Hudson Valley student artwork will be on display at Ulster BOCES in Port Ewen for the next few weeks. Stop by to see the great work! You can also see examples of the artwork by visiting the GLSEN Hudson Valley Facebook Page
Celebrate Kindness in the Classroom
Resources, planning tools and lesson plans to implement all year long are are always available at GLSEN's Inclusive Curriculum webpage.