Sticks n' Stones (formally known as Youth Against Violence)

Youth Against Violence is a curriculum-based program that focuses on prevention of violence and harmful aggression by offering youth lessons in fairness, responsibility, self-discipline, and respect as well as managing anger, feelings, communication skills, empathy and more.

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13 Reasons Why – A Commentary – By Jaelyn Peek, Age 16

  Netflix Promo Ad for 13 Reasons Why I just finished watching the new tv show 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. It’s about a teenage girl who commits suicide, and records 13 tapes explaining why she did it and who was involved. While it is explicit and at certain points disturbing and painful to watch, it is also authentic and straightforward and brutally honest. There are scenes about bullying, rape, and suicide. But instead of turning the camera away at the [...]

Artists of Queens: Mary Desiree

Posted on January 9, 2014 by tribune in QConfidential One of Desiree’s biggest inspirations is her two-year-old son, Noah. His presence changed her life completely, giving her the drive and focus she needs to keep writing and keep moving forward. “I have gone through so many hardships in life so far, at such a young age, but seeing a smile on my son’s face, it definitely helps me,” she said. “I want to be a role model for Noah so [...]

CGCC class holds ‘Stand up to bullying day’

Jim Planck Hudson-Catskill Newspapers Friday, December 9, 2011 GREENPORT — The Human Service Class at Columbia-Greene Community College held “Stand Up to Bullying Day” on Thursday, a day-long seminar focused on raising awareness about bullying and its consequences, including suicide. The topic for the six-hour session had been selected by the class members — now in the final semester for their Associates of Arts degrees — as their end-of-year project, and accordingly featured guest speakers specifically knowledgeable on the subject — Columbia County [...]