Compiled by Denys Godwin, corps member serving on the National Grid team
Students in our afterschool program at the Blackstone Innovation School had the chance to enter poems into a city-wide competition earlier this year. This young poet addresses the issue of bullying, proving the pen is mightier than the sword.
Be the Change
By Sierra*, 5th grade
When I’m in school I think about the people that have been bullied.
I see them crying, mad and depressed
And I want to get this out of my chest.
It makes me feel like standing up to the bullies by speaking up to them.
I want to help all of the people in my school so they can feel better.
We should stop bullying to make school a better learning space.
And take it out of this place.
We can make all the grades stand up.
- Boosting Student Achievement Through Bullying Prevention (via Good.Is)
* Name changed to protect student privacy.