Dear Bulkeley High School parents,
In every school and community, there are young people who suffer silently because they feel left out, alone, or invisible. Social isolation is a growing epidemic in our schools and across the United States. Young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and/or depression. Many then pull further away from society, struggle with learning and social development, and/or choose to hurt themselves or others as a result.
This is why we are bringing Sandy Hook Promise’s Start with Hello program to Bulkeley High School virtually on Thursday, 1/14/21 for 9th and 10th grade and on Tuesday, 1/19/21 for 11th and 12th grade.
Start with Hello is an age-appropriate training that raises awareness and educates students about social isolation and how to create a connected and inclusive classroom, school, and community.
At least one counselor and administrator will be in attendance during the Start with Hello presentations and staying afterward for any student who needs to talk. Following the presentation, Ms. Vargas-Castillo and the SAVE Promise Club (Latinos in Action students) will continue to spread the Start with Hello message by supporting youth-led activities and events.
We encourage your child to attend the Start with Hello presentation during seminar and to talk with them about the importance of being “upstanders” and looking out for one another.
Please reach out to the school if you have questions. For more information about Sandy Hook Promise, please visit: www.sandyhookpromise.org.
The Bulkeley High School Social Work Team