Students share stories and focus on prevention

Dozens of Hudson Valley schools, teachers and students will take part in Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s First Annual Hudson Valley Bullying Prevention Summit on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to focus on eliminating and preventing all areas of bullying, including verbal, physical, social alienation and cyber bullying.

The program will include a student panel and two panel discussions with speakers from the National School Climate Center; Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Hudson Valley; Center for Leadership and Bullying Prevention; Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights; New York State United Teachers (NYSUT); and Anti-Defamation League.

Following the panel discussions, students will brainstorm and share ideas for combating bullying in schools.

The summit will take place at the Newburgh Free Academy North Campus Auditorium, located at 301 Robinson Ave. in Newburgh.

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