Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Advocacy & Human Rights
Date: October 21, 2020
On Oct. 21, Merrick-Levy Lakeside Elementary School students celebrated Unity Day, taking a stand against bullying and uniting to promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
In the morning, all students were greeted with positive affirmations that were written in chalk on the school’s sidewalk. As the day progressed, students, both virtual and in-person, decorated face masks to promote positivity and illustrate what it means to be an ally.
Lori Schneider, a social worker at Lakeside, worked with students to complete their first ‘No Place for Hate’ activity. Students discussed characteristics of an inclusive and accepting community and explored the different definitions associated with bullying, such as “bystander, upstander, teasing, bullying” and “being an ally.”
Photo captions: Students at Levy Lakeside Elementary School selebrated Unity Day and took a stand against bullying on Oct. 21
Photos courtesy of the Merrick Union Free School District