Contact: Dr. Timothy W. Sloan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cell Phone: 281.804.8216
THE LUKE TAKES A STAND AGAINST BULLYING
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of Humble to host Anti-Bullying Town Hall Meeting
to stop bullying in Humble Schools
The St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of Humble will host an Anti-Bullying Town hall Meeting in an effort to bring education and awareness to the issue of bullying in our schools. The church has developed an ongoing campaign entitled "The Luke Stands," designed to target various social awareness issues to provide education, create awareness, and promote engagement. The town hall meeting is designed to inspire parents, teens, and children to get involved in the effort to stop bullying in our schools and communities. About 20 percent of students experience being bullied at some point in their lives. Nearly 160,000 students will stay away from school on any given day to avoid bullying.
The Anti-Bullying Town Hall Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at The Luke worship campus located at 2380 S. Houston Avenue, Humble, TX 77396. The town hall meeting will include school officials from Humble ISD, counselors, coaches, and students who experience the negative impact of bullying on a daily basis. It will also feature Sonia Clark Foster and her daughter Christa Simone Foster, who is the author of "Polka-Dot Girl," a book that speaks about her experiences of being bullied because of her freckles.
"It is our responsibility as a church and community to help ensure that our children occupy safe learning environments each day that help nurture them to reach their full learning potential," said Dr. Timothy W. Sloan, St. Luke's Senior Pastor. The goal of this campaign is to educate individuals on what bullying is and how it impacts the lives of so many leading to depression, low self-esteem, and even suicide, as well as encourage our young people to get engaged in helping to stop it when they see it. Sloan says, "Our hope in this campaign is that young people will not participate in any form of bullying and commit to tell it if they see it being done."
This meeting kicks off The Luke back to school week which will also includes a Back to School Concert Bash on Friday, August 17th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. that is open to all youth and parents. School supplies will be given out to families in need. The concert features various local Christian hip-hop artists and speakers aimed at inspiring youth to strive for excellence in the 2012-2013 school year.
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If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Timothy W. Sloan,
please call 281.804.8216.