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BCPS Kicks Off Anti-Bullying Week With Stand Strong Event Featuring Nick Vujicic

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
 
To kick off the observance of Anti-Bullying Week, November 9-13, 2015, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is collaborating with Stand Strong USA, to host a powerful and motivational event aimed at saving lives and ending bullying. The event features celebrated worldwide motivational and inspirational keynote speaker Nick Vujicic from Australia. 

Vujicic, who was born without limbs, will speak to students at Parkway Middle School (3600 NW 5th Court, Fort Lauderdale) about his extraordinary life on Friday, November 6, 2015, at 9 a.m. Vujicic will share how he turned his adversity into inspiration, and uplift students by how he tackles real world issues such as the devastating effects of bullying and feelings of suicide.  His message of hope encourages young people to live their life to the fullest. The live event will simulcast to more than 200,000 middle and high school students across the county and statewide. 

The event is presented by BCPS Diversity, Prevention & Intervention Department. The live stream will be available at www.becon.tv/live/standstrong. For additional information, call Aimee Wood, Diversity, Prevention & Intervention Department, at 754-321-1655
 
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