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Anti-bullying Program engages Alternative School Students

LEAPClarksville, TN – On April 29th, 2013 the Alternative School auditorium was converted into a youth matinee that addressed Anti-bullying. Staff from the LEAP Organization opened the program by selecting volunteers to participate in skits that focused on forms of bullying that consisted of starting rumors and excluding others from various activities.

Following the skits, the students were given an opportunity to share some of their personal experiences with being bullied and being the bully.

Anti-bullying Program
Anti-bullying Program

“I was impressed with some of the transparency of the students who opened up about how being bullied negatively impacted them as well as those who acknowledged some of the reasons they bullied others.” Commented Richard “Reason” Garrett who went on to share the reduction theory of how individuals with low self esteem often want to lower others self esteem so they don’t feel as bad about themselves.

Sharon Edwards, shared some of her personal experiences with being bullied and the affect it had on her life until she discovered her true identity. After the program, a student passed her a note expressing his gratitude and the way he was touched by some of the personal accounts shared by the staff.

Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.
For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email
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