Bloomington Community Education Youth Enrichment programs partnered with Drama Kids of Hennepin County to offer a series of 2-day after school classes called Act Up! Stop Bullying.
The classes, paid for by a Bloomington Crime Prevention Association grant, used skits, games, and interactive activities to inform students how to handle bullying situations they may encounter.
Focusing on verbal and physical bullying, the students in Kids' SAFARI from Hillcrest, Westwood, and Poplar Bridge interacted with each other and acted out the different roles that can play out in a bullying scenerio, including the role of the bystander.
This 2-day series of classes will continue in the fall at the other Bloomington elementary schools.