Community Matters in the News
Click on the links below to access articles on Safe School Ambassadors and other Community Matters programs and services, as well as interviews of and editorials by Executive Director Rick Phillips.
Punishment sounds great, but it rarely stops the taunts, assaults and cyber-attacks. There's really only one thing that works. Students must speak out and stand up to their peers. That was the message at a daylong conference this week attended by school officials from San Francisco and the Bay Area.
The new documentary “Bully” will be tough to watch, but Sebastopol's Rick Phillips is hoping teens and adults who see it won't trudge home feeling hopeless.
“If not me, who? If not now, when?” That is the mantra of the Safe School Ambassadors.
At Urbana Middle School, the message is out: Bullying is not acceptable.
It's something no parent wants their child to go through, but it happens in schools every day.
Everything we want –- higher graduation rates, less violence, cultural respect and diversity –- all of that will happen if we create a real community in the schools.
For the first time since 1990, Healdsburg Junior High has been named a California Distinguished School.
From name-calling to cyber-bullies, Hermosa Beach parents and school officials have taken a first step toward addressing the social issue of bullying.
I’d like to shout from the rooftops about the “Safe School Ambassadors” program.
This week 30 students spent two days in anti-bullying training.