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Published September 11, 2012, 01:52 PM

"Safer Tomorrows" Initiative Aims to Prevent Abuse, Bullying, Violence in School

This school year students in Grand Forks County will be learning more about abuse, bullying and violence through the new Safer Tomorrows program. The program has many initiatives that will be completely school-based. The Grand Forks Public School system is adding programming for even its youngest students.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

This school year students in Grand Forks County will be learning more about abuse, bullying and violence through the new Safer Tomorrows program. The program has many initiatives that will be completely school-based. The Grand Forks Public School system is adding programming for even its youngest students.

This year, children at Head Start will be using puppets to learn social skills in a program called "Al's Pals." Area middle and high schools will feature specific programs focusing on building healthy relationships and friendships. But this is not a new concept for local schools, in fact our school's participation in anti-violence programs played a big role in the county receiving the $2 million federal grant. But school officials remind us that they still need help from the community in making sure students have safer tomorrows.

If you'd like more information on Safer Tomorrows, visit http://www.safertomorrows.com

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