anti-bullying campaign

Update: Watch Anti-bullying Campaign Videos

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Cordelia McKelvy

Program participated in Raleigh Youth Council

"Raleigh Youth Council has given me a space to make friends while volunteering to support my community. I’m grateful for the leadership and academic development opportunities that RYC has provided me, and I’m looking forward to participating in this program this year!"

Corey Branch

Program participated in: Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program

"My time with the Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program helped me develop interpersonal skills, time management and learn money management.  Be willing to try different jobs early, because you never know how the skills you learned will be useful later in life."

Alejandro Pena

Program participated in: (Partnership Raleigh, intern at City Manager’s office and Raleigh Fire Department)

"If you’re not willing to learn no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn no one can stop you." - Zig Ziglar

LaRon Fowler

Program participated in: RPD Summer Camp

"I recommend the RPD Summer Camp because not only do you meet great police officers, you also learn life skills."

Ayden Spaugh

Program participated in: Summer X-Press Camp at John Chavis Memorial Park

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." Japanese Proverb

Tori Spaugh

Program participated in: Raleigh Summer Youth Employment

"The elephant does not limp when walking on thorns." Ethiopian Proverb

Rickey Fowler

Program participated in: RPD Summer Camp

"This program benefited me in many ways because they taught me that smoking is bad and what it does to your lungs and many things about drugs and bullying."

Praneel Hawaldar

Program participated in: Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program, Raleigh Digital Connectors)

"Both the Raleigh Summer Youth Employment program and the Digital Connectors program allowed me to the chance to meet a lot of new people that I made friends with even in a virtual setting. I was able to work and collaborate with these people in service projects that made an actual difference in my community."

Kalkidan Behailu

Program participated in: Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program, Raleigh Digital Connectors, and Raleigh Digital Ambassadors.

"Participating in these programs has allowed me to fine-tune my leadership skills, develop new skills, and gain new connections. I really enjoyed being a part of these programs and I definitely recommend it!"

Aaron Williams

Program participated in: Saint Monica Teen Center

"When you bully somebody, you make them feel less than human. There is no excuse as to why you would treat someone that way."

Makel Taylor

Program participated in: Summer Enrichment Program

"The Summer Enrichment Program provided me with the opportunity to participate in once in a lifetime trips, develop new friendships, and increase my knowledge through insight into how to succeed in the ever growing business world - in reference to the ability to develop a sales pitch, wear proper attire, and create a well structured résumé. The Summer Enrichment Program is an amazing opportunity that I highly recommend to all teenagers!"

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month takes place during the month of October and aims to raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying prevention. In support of this, the City of Raleigh is asking people of all ages to take a pledge to end bullying and cyberbullying in our community and beyond. 

The City offers a wide variety of youth programs designed to empower future leaders, foster creativity, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through such programs, Raleigh teens can meet new friends and make a valuable difference in their community. 

To raise awareness and encourage participation in programs that support teens and promote bullying prevention, the City has launched a campaign that will run throughout the month of October. The campaign features an online image gallery with quotes from past and present program participants, as well as videos that will be published on the City’s social media platforms. 

Take the pledge to prevent bullying!

Pledge and Proclamation

Because I believe I can be part of the solution to end bullying and cyber-bullying, I pledge to:  

  • Remember kindness;   
  • Empower others to call out unwanted aggressive behavior;  
  • Support people who have been affected by bullying or cyber-bullying;   
  • Participate in dialogue that is inclusive of others;  
  • Educate my friends and family about the harmful effects of bullying;  
  • Communicate honestly without attacking or belittling others; and  
  • Treat others with respect. 




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