Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: October 20, 2021
Students, staff and administrators throughout the Lynbrook School District donned orange clothing and accessories to celebrate Unity Day on Oct. 20. Unity Day, an event created by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, is recognized across the country as a day to stand together against bullying and to promote acceptance, inclusion and kindness.
To mark the occasion, participants wear orange as a message of solidarity and hope. Understanding the importance of unity, Lynbrook students and staff marked the occasion by sharing messages of anti-bullying and compassion and participating in problem-solving discussions.
A: Marion Street Elementary School students wear orange on Oct. 20 to show solidarity and hope in recognition of PACER’s Unity Day.
B: At South Middle School, students participated in a discussion activity, “Every Step You Take” to identify steps towards ending bullying, participated in a door decorating contest to implement the theme of Unity Week into a door design and wore orange.
C: Students at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center formed a peace sign to signify togetherness on Unity Day.
D: Students at North Middle School pledged to be an ally and help build a culture of inclusion. Pictured are seventh grade students Johan Salanga (left) and Michael Helmy.
E: At West End Elementary School, students created a Unity Day Rock Garden. Pictured with their designs are fourth graders Emma Moore, Mackenzie Byington and Robert Doran.
Photos courtesy of Lynbrook School District