Bikers to Take on Bullying in Augusta

The Augusta Boys and Girls Club, a community based organization of Spurwink, invite Ridin' Steel Bikers Against Bullying Program to talk to kids about bullying on Wednesday, June 6 at 3:30pm. Kids are given t-shirts right before the rumble of motorcycles parade through the school driveway and stop to deliver their message about bullying – to think with your heart and not your eyes.

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Augusta, ME (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

The RIDIN’ STEEL BIKERS AGAINST BULLYING Program and Master Brent J. Crisci’s United Martial Arts Academies will hold an anti-bullying presentation at the Augusta Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday, June 6 at 3:30pm.

Bullying, whether in-person or online, forces children to live in fear. RIDIN’ STEEL BIKERS AGAINST BULLYING (RSBAB) and the Augusta Boys & Girls Club believe it is important to set programs in place at schools and other educational facilities that address bullying. The bikers’ core message includes getting help early on for those who show chronic bullying behavior, and seeking help for those who have been bullied.

The RSBAB started last year when a 14 year old girl contacted RIDIN’ STEEL and asked for help as she was being bullied. At the same time, Sherry Bourgoin sent out a facebook message to friends asking how they could send a positive message about the damaging effects of bullying. RIDIN’ STEEL and those who are passionate about anti-bullying rallied together and created RIDIN’ STEEL BIKERS AGAINST BULLYING with the overall mission of Helping Schools Help Kids.

RSBAB consists of passionate volunteers who work together to raise funds to pay for t-shirts given to the children, visit schools and present a Bully Buster Program which sends a positive message to youth. Kids are given t-shirts right before the rumble of motorcycles parade through the school driveway and stop to deliver their message about bullying – to think with your heart and not your eyes. FMI on RSBAB contact Sherry Bourgoin at 242-7260.

Join the Augusta Boys and Girls Club to welcome the Program.

When: Wed., June 6, 2012
     3:30pm
Where: Augusta Boys and Girls Club
        The Buker Center
        22 Armory Street
        Augusta, Maine 04330
        207-623-3273

About Spurwink
Spurwink is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with a 50-year history. We provide a broad range of mental health, educational and residential services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Spurwink offers specialized programs throughout Maine and New England that are grounded in research, outcomes and evidence-based best practices. We also offer after-school programming through our three community-based organizations: Compass Project, located in Portland; The Game Loft, based in Belfast; and the Augusta Boys & Girls Club for Teens. For more information, visit http://www.spurwink.org, or call us at 207-871-1200.

About the Augusta Boys and Girls Club
Provides a wide range of activities, positive adult mentors and role models, and nationally recognized programming to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential. http://www.augustateencenter.org


Contact

  • John Farrell
    Spurwink Services
    207-871-1211 2187
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