Youngstown Schools 'paint' the city purple Monday for nonviolence
The Youngstown City School District staff is wearing purple Monday to show support for nonviolence.
October is both National Domestic Violence Awareness and National Bullying Prevention Month.
Monday will act as the district's Unity Day with the staff wearing purple to show their support.
"It is vital that the district shows its support because violence is so prevalent in our kids' daily lives," said Sarah Lett, a social worker at Chaney High School. "Our kids witness it at home, in the community in which they live and on the news. We have to show our kids a different way of handling conflict and putting an end to generational trauma. By acknowledging the issue and teaching coping skills to our children, we can and will end this domino effect, one family at a time."
"Many of our scholars have had life experiences with violence," said CEO Justin Jennings. "Our goal is to support and educate or scholars not only in the classroom but in life as well. Non-violence and anti-bullying month is a way to support our teaching of the 'Golden Rule.'"