Maloney Holds Bullying Prevention Summit April 25

Teachers, parents and students invited to event

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has invited Hudson Valley schools, teachers, parents and students to take part in his Second Annual Hudson Valley Bullying Prevention Summit on Saturday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The summit will focus on eliminating and preventing all areas of bullying including verbal, physical, social alienation and cyber bullying.

“As the father of two young girls, I want to make sure parents, teachers and students across the Hudson Valley can have a conversation about bullying in our classrooms, playgrounds, and in our communities,” said Maloney. “There is no place in school for bullying and intolerance. Empowering teachers and students to reduce bullying will help our children, families and communities grow stronger, and safer.”

The program will include panel discussions, after which 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. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 845-561-1259 or emailing Lizette Hernandez at [email protected].

After hosting the First Annual Hudson Valley Bullying Prevention Summit, which more than 100 local students and teachers attended, Maloney released his 2014 Bullying Prevention Report (available at, which highlights findings, best practices and prevention resources formulated by students and teachers to combat bullying in the Hudson Valley. A copy of this report was also sent to every middle and high school across the Hudson Valley.

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