The National Center for Education Statistics show nearly a third of students aged 12-18 reported having been bullied in school. Pack bullying was more prominent in High Schools and characteristically lasted longer than bullying undertaken by individuals. Pack bullying maybe physical or emotional bullying and be perpetrated in person or in cyberspace. Different types of bullying are homophobic bullying, bullying students with disabilities, racist bullying and religious bullying. Victims display low self-esteem, difficulty trusting others, a lack of assertiveness, signs of aggression, difficulty controlling anger and isolation. Bullying has also caused many suicides for middle and high school kids.
Horizons4Girls will hold their annual Masters Gallery 5K walk/run to prevent & educate Sheboygan County in the awareness of bullying and the affects it has on pre-teens and teens. Challenging our local schools to help promote a NO TOLERENCE ATTITUDE, WHEN IT COMES TO BULLYIING, we will promote Horizon4Girls 5K Walk Against Bullying to our Middle and High School Students. Having a "School Challenge Winner" ~ the highest percentage of donations to student enrollment from one of our Schools receives a check for $200 for their school's participation. Horizons4Girls is proud to be able to welcome to their event spokesperson Roy Pirrung, National Marathon Runner. He will be making appearances at various schools and public events promoting this 5K.
The 5K Walk/Run will kick of River Days, 2018 which would also help promote Harvest Fest Days. We will begin the 5K Walk/Run at River Days, registration is active now at horizons4girls.com and continues until the event. The 5K Walk/Run will begin and end at the River Days location.