Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Fort Bend County and the Sugar Land Skeeters partnered together to take on bullying at Wessendorff Middle School in Rosenberg.
Lessons were conducted for 457 sixth graders, one lesson per week, winning the game with Skeeter’s mascot Moe’s home run during a lesson on teamwork.
Divided into five parts, Take A Stand teaches students how to run the bases around bullying through lessons on communication, teamwork, and cultural awareness.
Throughout the program, the students practiced communication techniques, learned the golden rules of teamwork, and discovered why cultural sensitivity is essential in our changing world.
The research based program not only raises awareness of the bullying epidemic, but also provides direction on how to respond to bullying and offers skills to promote peaceful resolutions.
Take A Stand is available to all schools and youth organizations in Fort Bend County. To find out how to team up with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and make plays against bullying in your area, contact the AgriLife Extension 4-H & Youth Development at 281-342-3034.