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First Greater Fishkill Preservation and Conservation Roundtable Held
More than 30 people representing 20 organizations in the Fishkill area attended the first Greater Fishkill Preservation and Conservation Roundtable to explore their common interests and potential for collaboration. Facilitated by Jody Miller and Susan Grove over two sessions in Nov. 7, the Roundtable was organized by Lance Ashworth, president, Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot. The first session focused on learning about the mission of each group, what they had to offer others and what they needed from others. Themes that emerged included advocacy to develop a Heritage Committee and to locate funding, coordinating collective efforts
3rd Anti-Bullying Youth Summit Teaches Students How to Stand Up to Bullying
More than 175 students and staff from 15 middle and high schools attended the Mediation Center of Dutchess County’s 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit, October 24, co-sponsored by Marist College. Students in grades 7-12 attended workshops such as Bullying: Stop and Think First Be a Friend, Not a Bully, and Sexting and Cyberbullying. Five workshops were conducted by Marist College social work students and three were conducted by high school students from Red Hook, Poughkeepsie and the Town of Wallkill Police Department Youth Coalition. The Anti-Defamation League conducted a workshop for school staff. This year, the first Upstander Award was presented to
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4th Annual Anti-Bullying Walkathon
The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is hosting its 4th Annual Anti-Bullying Walkathon on Saturday, April 25th at the Walkway Over the Hudson. We are seeking businesses to sponsor the event and we are recruiting teams to walk. You can walk as an individual or create a team and fundraise to help support our anti-bullying programs.
Pre-registering online will be simple and you will be able to create your own fundraising page. Details coming soon!
For more information, contact our Anti-bullying coordinator, Honey Minkowitz at (845) 471-7213
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015