Link Up! School and Community Event To Stop Bullying

CareNet Counseling of Winston-Salem will be sponsoring a community-wide event with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school system that you won’t want to miss.

Saturday, October 13 from 9 am – 1 pm

Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Coliseum parking lot and arena, Winston-Salem, NC (free admission and free parking)

Link Up! School and Community Event To Stop Bullying

Be a part of our community’s effort to collect a million “links” of kindness!

Start the day off with a “Walk and Roll” against bullying and enjoy family fun events, student performances and a special keynote speaker.

Hear from Craig Scott of Rachel’s Challenge. Craig Scott was at the scene of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history at Columbine High School. Craig was in the school library where ten classmates were killed and over twenty wounded. After witnessing two of his friends murdered next to him, Craig led a group of students out of the school. Later that day, he would discover that his sister, Rachel Joy Scott, was the first to be killed. Craig will bring a message of hope and kindness to the attendees.

CareNet Counseling regional director Barbara Saulpaugh recognizes that bullying is a community problem, which meant it was the perfect topic for her vision earlier in the year for a community-wide event. “Bullying is such a big problem,” Mrs. Saulpaugh reflects. “And it happens everywhere, not just at schools, but in businesses, churches, and families. This seemed like the right topic at the right time for this community.”

A major emphasis of the day will be on creating a habit of kindness. After a meeting with Winston-Salem Forsyth County school superintendent Donald L. Martin, Jr., Mrs. Saulpaugh learned that 31 of the 80 schools in the district participate in the Rachel’s Challenge program focusing on creating a chain reaction of kindness.  Rachel’s Challenge is a foundation named after Rachel Joy Scott, Columbine victim.

Mrs. Saulpaugh hopes that the community will join with the school system in recording their acts of kindness on the back of a paper chain “link.”  The goal is to collect a million “acts of kindness” and bring these links together next year to make a huge chain of kindness for the community.

Additionally, this event will not only raise awareness about CareNet Counseling but also allow CareNet to help its community. Mrs. Saulpaugh concludes, “It’s time we came together to replace bullying, violence and other negative behaviors with a culture of kindness, compassion and respect within our schools, businesses, our homes and in our places of worship.

Learn more at http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Page/58044www.rachelschallenge.org, or contact Barbara Saulpaugh at bsaulpau@wakehealth.edu or 336.716.0854.

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