Harlem Globetrotters will visit SF with “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention” event (in partnership with ABC7, and Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)) on Thursday, October 11, at 3:30pm, at Precita Center, located at 534 Precita Avenue in San Francisco.
The Globetrotters are helping to raise awareness for this important cause. More than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016).
This the first time the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to MNC’s, Precita Center program, which serves youth ages 5 – 25 with various educational, recreational, diversion, prevention, and intervention programs.
About the programs:
The Globetrotters bring “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention” to over 350 schools and youth centers annually. The Globetrotters designed the program in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. The program focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABC’s.
Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc, is a non-profit organization, focused on the wide range of multi-ethnic, cross-cultural human services that develops leadership and strengthens families to build strong, healthy and vibrant neighborhoods. MNC extends services to 12 neighborhood centers in San Francisco’s Mission, Excelsior, Mission Bay, and Bayview-Hunter’s Point communities.
The important message of bullying and violence prevention is conveyed with participation from the kids – and the team’s signature ball handling skills and humor – for a well-balanced program that informs and entertains.
NCSV, a non-profit organization, firmly believes that young people, who think about their actions in the non-confrontational ways that this program extols, can create a culture where aggressive behavior is frowned upon and violence is thereby reduced.
Students frequently cite bullying as a cause of violence that they experience, and the rate at which kids are reporting this cause is increasing. We hope that by reaching these kids early in their lives, they might be taught valuable lessons in character and empathy from the positive role models of the Harlem Globetrotters.