Upcoming Events

BESafe Anti-Bullying

West Blocton Middle School

Bibb County Extension Coordinator Matt Hartzell and Family and Consumer Sciences Regional Extension Agent Sallie Hooker delivered the Alabama Extension 4-H BeSAFE anti-bullying program in August to 115 5th Grade students at West Blocton Middle School (WBMS).  BeSAFE is a research-based program that has been proven to reduce bullying at WBMS any many other schools throughout Alabama and the U.S.  Through role playing and hands-on activities, BeSAFE helps youth to define bullying, learn about the different types of bullying, become an ally to other youth who are being bullied, and most importantly, resist and stop bullying through positive peer pressure exerted by youth individually and in groups.  Hartzell and Hooker will also present this program in September to the 5th graders at Centreville Middle School.