CHICAGO | Mykhal Suide, of Dolton, and Maxine Mathis, of the East Side, were among the 30 student volunteers at De La Salle's Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women participating in Peace & Acceptance Week last month.
As part of Peace & Acceptance Week, the students created a video blog with the theme of “We Stand Blue against Bullying.”
Counselors Mary Bridich and Tracy Brewer worked with the group of 30 student volunteers in planning events and activities to promote the message of anti-bullying during the week of Oct. 21.
Throughout the week there were announcements, lunchtime activities, advisory lessons, and surveys to incorporate the Lourdes Hall student body. Some of these events included peer mediator skits to model positive conflict resolution and daily announcements discussing information about stopping bullying.
Teacher volunteers also spoke on the public address about methods to combat bullying. During the students’ lunch periods, there were interactive activities to encourage discussions about bullying. The overall goal was to bring to light the issues surrounding bullying and to stand up as a school against it.
De La Salle's Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Place.
Members of De La Salle’s student body also participated in a soccer activity titled “Play for Peace: Goals Not Guns.”
In the activity, there were five different goal situations set up with point values assigned to each goal. The top four winners received prizes. Additionally, donations were made and will be distributed to local agencies.
Spearheading the activity were De La Salle – Institute Campus for Young Men campus minister Emily Vogel and De La Salle head varsity soccer coach Tom Dufficy.
The De La Salle Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave.