PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale, in partnership with Best Start and Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Jo Barrera, will host the second in a series of interactive anti-bullying workshops this Saturday.
Titled “Take a Stand Against Bullying,” the workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at the City’s Manzanita Neighborhood House, located at 38627 32nd Street East in Palmdale. The free event is designed for students in grades 5 through 12 and their parents.
The interactive workshop for youth will cover the types of bullying, bullying prevention, methods of protection and ways to take action against bullying. Interactive stations and snacks will be part of the event. A parent workshop led by Best Start will be presented in English and Spanish and will cover how bullying affects children, tools to combat bullying and resources for those affected by bullying.
Another anti-bullying workshop will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Tumbleweed Neighborhood House, located at 1129 East Avenue R-4 in Palmdale.
Barrera, a Senior Girl Scout in Troop 9022, is in pursuit of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, and partnered with the City to host the workshops.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is a national award with significant standards that elevate a girl’s leadership skills, creativity, value, and efforts to make the world a better place. Earning the Gold Award requires spending at least 80 hours planning and implementing a challenging, large-scale project that is innovative, engages others, and has a lasting impact on its targeted community. The prestigious award recognizes Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts—girls in ninth through 12th grades—for outstanding accomplishments in leadership, community service, career planning, and personal development.
Nationwide, only six percent of all eligible Girl Scouts achieve the Gold Award.
For more information on the anti-bullying workshops, call 661-267-5126.