AVON, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether at school or online – bullying is a significant issue among today's youth. In fact, one out of every four students is bullied during the school year. With that in mind, Duck brand is partnering with Project Love, a school-based character-development organization, to implement its Stick Together™ program in up to 500 Ohio schools by the end of 2017. The free program provides a fun and different way for students to learn the concepts of kindness and sticking together – all in an effort to combat bullying and negative behaviors.
"Stick Together was developed with schools in mind," said Patti Sack, media manager, ShurTech Brands, LLC. "We understand that they have limited time and resources for special programs. Stick Together has a short, easy-to-implement design, packaged with everything schools need to present to students."
The Stick Together program combines large group discussion, videos, hands-on activities and a writing exercise to keep students interested and engaged. Each "kit" Duck brand provides to schools includes the tools needed to execute the program, including a facilitator's guide, rolls of Duck Tape, bookmarks, "I pledged" stickers, a vinyl banner and markers.
The 45- to 50-minute lesson culminates with students pledging to "stick together" as they write their individual names on pieces of Duck Tape® and post them together on a provided banner. The adhesive qualities of a strip of Duck Tape symbolize the strength students can possess when they "stick together" and help one another. After the program, the banner can be displayed prominently in the school as a constant reminder to be kind, caring and respectful to others.
"We're grateful to work with Duck brand on this crusade to put an end to bullying," said Stuart Muszynski, President & CEO, Values-in-Action Foundation (Project Love). "Kids are able to easily understand our message through the visual storytelling we're able to do with Duck Tape. We hope our message 'sticks' with them for years to come."
For additional details on the Stick Together program, visit www.projectlove.org/sticktogether.php. If you are a teacher or school administrator that would like to implement the program in your school, visit www.projectlove.org/ for more information.
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