This week, we're featuring the voices of a few of our ensemble members. Check out what they have to say about our program!
It's made me realize things I didn't before. Like Bullying could just be just having fun making jokes about someone. But that person could be really hurt by what you said. I also realized that anyone can spread a rumor without actually thinking, "I am now spreading a rumor." You could just be telling friends stuff about what you heard from other people. Just be cautious and think before you act - or even speak. Have the thought process of, "What am I really doing if I say this?" or, "What would be the outcome if I did this?" It's a lot of "what ifs" but sometimes you have to think.
Now in our new play, "Reach Out, Speak Up," a few main topics are bullying and rumor-spreading, which I believe is great. People should be informed about these things and also try to make a difference. Trying to make a difference makes a difference. :D
I see others bullying each other
I see students disrespecting teachers
I see too much play fighting that turns into a real fight
I hear others getting bullied by their supposed-called friends
I see or hear that Bullies sometimes get away with it
Changing Lives makes you notice what's bullying or how it feels when you get bullied. You learn how to be yourself and tell others about the program and have others think about joining into Changing Lives to change others' lives and to stop bullying because it HURTS.