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3rd Annual Bullying Awareness March

On Friday, June 6, DVRC partnered with the Ballston Area Community Allies for the 3rd Annual Bullying Awareness March in Ballston Spa.  Over 80 local students participated in the March, using  the opportunity to voice their concerns about bullying to local leaders including Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, Ballston Spa Central School District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Dragone, Mayor of the Village of Ballston Spa, the Honorable John P. Romano, and Milton Town Supervisor, Dan Lewza.

Bullying among children, teens, and young adults is on the rise.  According to the American Justice Department, one in four children will experience bullying sometime in their adolescence.  The March will give youth the opportunity to voice their concerns about bullying, share their solutions to stop bullying in the community, while giving community members a chance to show their support for the efforts of the children in speaking out against bullying. 

Local Community Leaders Greet the Marchers at Wiswall Park

Local Community Leaders Greet the Marchers at Wiswall Park

Students and community members gather to discuss their feelings on bullying with community leaders

Students and community members gather to discuss their feelings on bullying with community leaders

Participating students hold up their signs for the community leaders

Participating students hold up their signs for the community leaders

Students and community members gather to discuss their feelings on bullying with community leaders

Students and community members gather to discuss their feelings on bullying with community leaders

Students and community members show their ideas to address bullying

Students and community members show their ideas to address bullying

Shows her bullying awareness message

Shows her bullying awareness message

Ballston Area Community Allies Banner

The Honorable Mayor Romano with participants

The Honorable Mayor Romano with participants

No Place for Hate

No Place for Hate

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