LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Education Association's Education Support Professionals (ESPs) of central Arkansas will host an anti-bullying fest to bring attention to the bullying crisis plaguing our public schools and communities.
The event will take place on Saturday November 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Clinton Presidential Center.
"This event promises to be both monumental and historical. Our mission is to bring our communities together and help erase bullying in our public schools and communities," said Steven Juain Young, Booker Arts Magnet Elementary School attendance secretary and the chair of the event.
"Our three superintendents along with our Education Support Professionals (maintenance custodians, transportation, clerical, food services, skilled trades, para educators, security, technical, health and student services) will be recognized for their efforts to help erase bullying in our public schools. Education Support Professionals are proud members of the National and Arkansas Education Associations (the NEA and the AEA)," said Young.
Students from the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County School Districts will perform. Miss Arkansas, Amy Crain, and Hollywood Celebrity North Little Rock native Phyllis Yvonne Stickney will appear.
There will be informational booths on anti-bullying, food vendors, free t-shirts for the young and lots of exciting activities.
"It promises to be a day of diverse communities coming together for fun, food and fellowship," said Laura Montgomery, Landmark Elementary School home school consultant and event coordinator, " and the building of a strong coalition to rid our schools of bullying once and for all!"