Saturday, February 16, 2013

Community Empowerment Series: Bullying Prevention Expert Comes to St. Johns County Florida

Did you know more than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day for fear of being bullied?

Bullying is a growing epidemic in our country and Florida is not a stranger to it, however St. Johns County is taking action to prevent it.

The Community Empowerment Series is proud to bring internationally recognized Parenting and Bullying Prevention Expert Dr. Michele Borba to be their featured speaker on Saturday, March 9th at World Golf Village Renaissance Resort (Room D).

Due to the community demand, this is a free event and open to the public, however online registration is strongly recommended. Students 8 years-old and up are welcome.

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

"Peer pressure and bullying are problems all school districts contend with. We have the opportunity to be proactive in our approach to solutions”, stated Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner, who will introduce Borba at the event. “Parents, teachers, support staff and students will all benefit from hearing Dr. Borba’s tips on how to present these issues.

This event is presenting by St. Johns County Education Foundation and Communities in Schools of St. Johns County. It is being sponsored by The St. Augustine Record and First Coast News.

Saturday, April 27th brings Theresa Payton who will be speaking about another hot topic our kids face today - Internet safety and online identity theft. Register today!

If you are local and would like to showcase your business, there are still vendor tables available. This is a great opportunity to let our community know who you are and what you have!

For more information visit

Print out the Bullying Prevention Flyer to pass on to your friends.

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