Bullying Stops Here Community Walk

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bullyingThe Bridge Teen Center’s 2nd Annual Community Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th. Once again, this event will be held during National Bullying Prevention Month in recognition of the innovative mission of The Bridge Teen Center, which proactively combats bullying by connecting, challenging, and empowering students on a daily basis.

The Bridge provides a safe and positive environment where 7th-12th grade students can participate in FREE after school programs and weekend entertainment events. Since 2010, The Bridge’s holistically-designed programs have provided over 2,700 different students from 98 local communities with a place not just to BE, but to BECOME.

Designed for the entire family, walkers will begin their 1.5 mile walk “experience” outside the Orland Park Civic Center and follow the John Humphrey Bike Trail along Ravinia Avenue. Along the walk route, participants will visit experiential stations that represent each of the five after school program “buckets” at The Bridge: Mind/Body, Community Connections, Educational Support, Expressive Arts, and Everyday Life.

The walk will conclude with a celebration featuring live music, a culinary demo with Whole Foods Market, an awards presentation, and food samples from Harvest Room and Wooden Paddle Pizza. In addition to raising funds for The Bridge, the purpose of the walk is for students and families to learn more about the effects of bullying and be inspired to take action on their own.

For more information about The Bridge Teen Center’s Bullying Stops Here Community Walk, contact Rhonda Schultz at The Bridge Teen Center at 708-532-0500 or via email at rhonda@thebridgeteencenter.org.

Location and Date:

Saturday, October 4th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Orland Park Civic Center – 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. Orland Park, IL 60462


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