The South Carolina Children’s Theatre is offering free virtual bullying prevention programming to all elementary and middle schools in the state through Nov. 21.
The Children’s Theatre has provided in-person bullying prevention programming to Upstate schools for the past 12 years during the month of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.
Due to limitations from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Children’s Theatre has shifted to a virtual platform, professionally producing videos and an accompanying guide for educators, according to Miller Howard, marketing director for the Children’s Theatre.
But thanks to a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission and underwriting support from the Amick family in memory of Suzanne Amick, the Children’s Theatre has been able to extend the offering statewide, far surpassing the organization’s reach from previous years, Howard said.
“It was so important to us that children in South Carolina had access to this important program in spite of the pandemic,” Traysie Amick, principal teaching artist at the Children’s Theatre, said in a release. “Even in this time of challenge and limitation, we are able to extend the reach, offering these tools, free of charge, to all elementary and middle school students. It’s thrilling to see how this opportunity to stretch ourselves resulted in serving even more kids.”
To learn more about the South Carolina Children’s Theatre bullying prevention programming, visit scchildrenstheatre.org/bullying-prevention or contact Lauren Imhoff at 864-235-2885, ext. 107, or by email at [email protected]
All content will be available until Nov. 21, and video links can be viewed as many times as needed.