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BCPS Celebrates Choose Pease/Stop Violence Week, September 18-22, 2023

BCPS Celebrates Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week, September 18 – 22, 2023
Students Take Part in Activities to Promote Peace and Kindness 

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A picture containing logoDescription automatically generatedBroward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with the United Way of Broward County and the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, is excited to take part in Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week, which is Monday, September 18 through Friday, September 22.  This year’s theme is Action for Peace. Fostering Peace.

The annual initiative promotes peace, positive changes and kindness. It also aims to educate, engage and empower youth to take action to prevent bullying and youth violence, while improving school climates and students’ academic achievements.

Activities at schools include making human peace signs, designing pinwheels for peace, creating outdoor artwork via chalk4peace, face painting with peace signs, participating in themed dress-up days, and much more. In addition, on Thursday, September 21, in honor of International Day of Peace and Peace Across Broward Day, students, staff and community members are encouraged to wear white to represent hope and peace and to promote positive cultures.

Media are invited to cover events at the following schools (media must check in at schools’ front offices):



Event description

Glades Middle School
16700 S.W. 48th Court
Miramar, FL 33027

Monday, September 18
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20
8:30 a.m.

Chalk4Peace – students use chalk art to create peace messages.

Face Painting and Photo Booth

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
800 N.W. 13th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Friday, September 22

Students are making kindness cards to share with their peers.

Chalk4Peace Events


Cooper City High School
9401 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL 33328

Friday, September 22
1:30 p.m.

Peace Pole Ceremony (events include students forming a heart and a peace sign, peace pole dedication, and students addressing their peers about unity).

Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED Magnet
1901 N.W. 49th Ave.
Lauderhill, FL 33313

Friday, September 22
2 p.m.

Peace Walk - Students will display signs and banners that promote peace and unity within the community.

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To learn more about Choose Peace/Stop Violence Week, visit


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