Bullying has become a major social issue. The statistics are alarming, and numerous studies have shown that bullying carries long-term harmful impacts – both for the child being bullied and the child doing the bullying.
YSM recently acquired Thinking Forward, an innovative curriculum designed to build character, promote leadership and reduce bullying in Toronto schools. We are honoured to lead this amazing initiative’s growth and expansion through our Cornerstone Family Services.
Thinking Forward works towards a singular goal of decreasing the incidence of bullying by developing strong character and leadership abilities in children and youth, aged 6-18, at Toronto inner-city schools.
But rather than provide resources, how-to’s and information about bullying at school assemblies, Thinking Forward works proactively by holding 1-3 hour interactive, arts-based lessons and activities in classrooms over a 4-week educational program. Ultimately, we believe these programs will channel their energy into creating positive change in their communities.
Stay tuned for more updates about this exciting anti-bullying program!