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KIND Program Discusses Bullying, Self-Worth With Youth

By Staff | Mar 27, 2018

MIDDLE?SCHOOL?GIRLS - Students from Emmetsburg Catholic and Emmetsburg Middle School gathered last Thursday for the KIND?Program at the Catholic School. The program addressed bullying between girls, self-worth and suicide prevention for young women. -- Dan Voigt photo

The Emmetsburg Catholic School and Emmetsburg Middle School collaborated last Thursday to bring the Kind Campaign to the fifth through eighth grade girls and boys.

Girls attend the assembly in the afternoon at Emmetsburg Catholic School, while boys attended an assembly at the High School Auditorium.

The program is internationally recognized for bringing awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying through a global movement, documentary film, in-school assemblies and educational curriculums.

This program addressed the fact that every single female has encountered girl-against-girl bullying at some point in her life, but Kind Campaign isn’t about pointing the finger at anyone.

What many often choose to ignore is the fact that these experiences frequently lead to depression, anxiety, loss of self-worth, eating disorders, drug abuse, alcoholism, attempted suicide, and actual suicide in millions of girls’ lives.

MIDDLE?SCHOOL?BOYS - Students from Emmetsburg Catholic and Emmetsburg Middle School gathered last Thursday for the KIND?Program at the High School. The program addressed bullying, as well as internet safety, self-worth and suicide prevention for young men. -- Dan Voigt photo

For the boys, Assistant Palo Alto County Attorney Melanie Summers Bauler and the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office discussed similar topics, as well as a discussion on internet safety procedures and related issues.