Posted by: Emma Cowles on Oct 22, 2013
What issue did your Take Action project address?
My Take Action project addressed the issue of bullying in young kids.
What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
For my project, I showed a presentation to Girl Scout Brownie troops and young children from my neighborhood. My project involved talking to and getting information for my research from professionals such as Psychologists and school guidance counselors in my community. Also, I spoke with Girl Scout Troop leaders prior to presenting to their troop.
What were the results? How did it affect the community?
The results were very positive. After my presentation the girls ( and their parents) had an ongoing flow of questions. I believe that these kids will now be informed of the ways to stop bullying from others and themselves
What did you learn from the experience?
I learned that all young children want to be able to help our community. They had all seen instances of bullying, however they did not have the tools to help. It made me realize that no matter how old they are, a person always want to grow and learn. I also learned from the professionals how common this epidemic is and how crucial it is that people are informed of it.