We have a relationship with James Monroe Elementary School and viewed the opportunity to bring the ABC's of Bullying Prevention Program to the school as a wonderful opportunity.
Hampton Rhodes, VA (PRWEB) March 06, 2016
Looking for a way to make a difference in the community is something that every local business attempts to do and RNR is no different. Staff members have been reading to students at Monroe Elementary, and when the ownership was provided an opportunity to bring a great message that would be delivered by a member of the iconic Harlem Globetrotters, they could not pass it up. The Globetrotters were in town to play at Old Dominion University’s Ted Constant Convocation Center and a member of the team was visiting schools around Hampton Roads.
“We have a relationship with James Monroe Elementary School in the Park Place area of Norfolk, and viewed the opportunity to bring the ABCs of Bullying Prevention Program to the school as a wonderful opportunity for the children,” said Ron Russell, partner at RNR of Virginia. “Harlem Globetrotter, Chris “Handles” Franklin impressed the youngsters with fancy dribbling, but more importantly a message about bullying. We packed the school gymnasium with all the 4th and 5th graders, thinking you have to get after them at an early age to make a difference.”
Bullying is widespread and perhaps the most underreported safety problem on America school campuses and though it occurs at all grade levels, it is most frequently reported during elementary school. Franklin’s message resonated with the kids when he told the students to tell an adult if you see bullying, and to be kind to everyone.
Erick Clark, a school counselor at James Monroe, said “it’s a constant battle” and Franklin’s lessons would “give them hope and a sense of achievement.”
RNR Virginia also provided 200 tickets to Friday’s game so all the 4th and 5th graders, their parents, and the entire school faculty was in attendance at the Ted.
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