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Anti-Bullying Youth Symposium to be held August 28

Youth Anti-Bullying Symposium

On August 28, the TCOE CHOICES Prevention Program will host a Youth Anti-Bullying Symposium at the Visalia Convention Center. This symposium is geared toward ASB, leadership students, or socially-influential young people who want to create a strong, positive climate on campus. Tulare County middle and high schools may register one adult ally and up to 10 students in grades 8, 10, 11, and 12.

The symposium will feature leadership training to help participants go from being bystanders to taking a proactive role in preventing bullying, while working side by side with school personnel. The leadership students will be equipped to address issues on campus and help to create a positive school culture. The symposium will also feature motivational speakers, including keynote speaker Jeremy Bates, “The Hope Dealer,” and local guest speaker Steve Amundson, “Dude Be Nice.”

California Education Code requires that all school districts adopt, on or before December 31, 2019, procedures for preventing acts of bullying, including cyberbullying.

Registration is limited. Please register online by June 5 at

For more information, contact Gene Mendes, CHOICES Facilitator, at or (559) 651-0155.

View the flyer.