“When kids witness the adults in their midst being passive by-standers to injustice, they learn to do the same,” says Rick Phillips. He adds that the mean-spirited tone of many reality shows, music, and video games only adds to our children’s “de-sentization to the pain and suffering of other people.” Annie talks with Rick about his Safe Schools Ambassors Program and how it has made significant positive differences in schools around the country.
About Rick Phillips (@WakingUpCourage)
Rick Phillips is the Executive Director and founder of Community Matters, an innovative and thought-leading organization committed to improving the social-emotional climate of our nation’s schools and communities. Founded in 1996, Community Matters (CM) has evolved from its earliest focus on youth development and bullying prevention to become a widely respected consulting, training and presenting organization. Rick is also the lead author of Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence, Learn more at Community-Matters.org
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