1st Annual 2013 Stand Up Anti-Bullying 5K Run
The Oak Ranch Community and the Travis County Sheriff's Office Present the 1st Annual 2013 Stand Up Anti-Bullying 5K Run. This event benefits the Anti-Defamation League.
9:00am Race Start
Saturday, March 30th
Oak Ranch Community
5717 Paseo Nuevo Circle
Del Valle, TX 78617
Background: It has been reported that an estimated 160,000 kids miss school every day in fear of being verbally or physically bullied. Additionally, about 25 percent of children in our school systems admit to having been bullied at one time or another, while about 20 percent of children admit to participating in acts of bullying. The Austin Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an organization fighting against these alarming statistics in an effort to eliminate bullying and all forms of bigotry throughout Central Texas to secure fair treatment for all individuals.
One of the programs that the Anti-Defamation League created and supports is the “No Place for Hate” initiative, which provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. “No Place for Hate” also helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual difference while challenging bigotry and prejudice.
To register visit: http://antibullying5k.eventbrite.com