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Kool to be Kind Program Begins in Westport

Kool to be Kind is an empathy-based, anti-bullying program in which Staples High School students are trained to lead interactive, experiential lessons for third graders about empathy, kindness, and effective responses to bullying situations.

 

Youth Services Coordinator Elaine Daignault said Thursday that 95 Staples High School students and several parent volunteers have begun preparations to implement the 2012-2013 Kool to be Kind (K2BK) Program by learning important leadership skills and anti-bullying strategies through the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute training.

“This week marks the beginning of hours of training for high school students and parent volunteers who will work with the K2BK creators to implement the program in Westport schools,” said Daignault.   

are trained to lead interactive, experiential lessons for third graders about empathy, kindness, and effective responses to bullying situations.  K2BK was successfully piloted in two Westport elementary schools for the past two years and is being expanded this year to reach all third graders at the fiveWestport elementary schools.

The K2BK team will continue its training this weekend and throughout the school year as it spreads the message of kindness to its peers and to the greater community.

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