WOODBURY NJ--For the past five years, scores of Gloucester County students in more than 20 elementary, middle and high schools have been expressing their feelings about bullying in poems, and posters and videos.
They were encouraged to give creative expression to the offensiveness and impact of bullying by the Gloucester County Community Justice Partnership, a group of dedicated volunteers organized by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO).
The partnership has also honored county students who have displayed “Random Acts of Kindness” to other students, including a teenager who befriended a student who was being ridiculed for a speech impediment; another who helped a student with multiple sclerosis get to classes and the lunchroom and one who made warm socks to ease the chills and tingling feelings that are side effects for kids undergoing chemotherapy.
“There are so many students who lead by example, and as adults, it’s important for us to recognize their actions as they set the tone for the next generation,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton.
The Community Justice Partnership brings together staff of the GCPO, community and religious leaders and other caring and active citizens. To join the partnership, contact GCPO Community Relations Specialist Shannon Eden at (856)- 384-5511.