Twenty Shortridge Magnet High School students joined 140 other teens in grades 6-12 at “Preventing Bullying by Creating a Caring Community,” the third annual “Student Leadership: The Butler Way” workshop at Butler University July 20.
Representing close to a dozen schools, the students attended sessions on the leadership principles of The Butler Way and then applied the principles to develop promotional videos and action plans for reducing bullying in their schools and communities this fall.
Butler graduate students in the College of Education planned and coordinated the workshop.
Guest speakers at the workshop included Fishers, Ind., teen Olivia Rusk, who has spoken against bullying on Radio Disney and in USA Today; former Butler basketball star Ronald Nored ’12, bulldog mascot Butler Blue II and Ryan “Superman” Moran.
The involvement of the Shortridge students was supported by a grant from the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation for Shortridge programming at Butler.