National PTA and Discovery Education have joined together to present anti-bullying focused town halls to cities across the nation. Bullying has become an all too harsh reality for many of America’s school children and one of the most pressing issues parents and educators face today.
In hopes of furthering the conversation, a series of town halls will discuss bullying prevention and intervention as well as mental health assistance with students, parents, educators and other community members across the nation. National PTA and Discovery Education are proud to stand alongside a nation of concerned families in pledging to take concrete steps toward change.
Town halls will take place across the country, making stops in Charlotte (May 9) and Cincinnati (June 20) and additional cities throughout the year.
Spotlight: Charlotte, NC
Making it Better: Summit to Foster a Positive
School Environment and Prevent Bullying
Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Doors open at 6 pm for the Student Gallery Exhibit
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28212
Spotlight: Cincinnati, OH
The Cincinnati town hall will be an important part of the 2013 National PTA Convention and Youth Leadership Summit this June. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Kari Byron, co-host of MythBusters, will be featured speakers at the town hall.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
All conferences will feature a taped message from Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden, in addition to an experienced panel of experts who will provide information on and solutions to bullying behaviors and on how to access mental health assistance. Discoveryeducation.com also will host a wide assortment of content that addresses contemporary issues students face around bullying.
To learn more about National PTA bullying prevention resources, visit PTA.org/bullying.