Senator Albers Supports BTV

Be THE Voice is a peer-to-peer style program which is designed to help the student bystander find their “voice” when witnessing a situation that involves bullying. – Debbie Cwalina, Co-founder

Last fall, members of the Roswell Rotary Club kicked off a program to equip students with the tools to fight one of the most common forms of violence for young people — bullying.

The nonprofit service organization offers the anti-bullying initiative Be THE Voice That Stops Bullying through Interact, a Rotary-sponsored club for teens in schools.

Rotarians Deborah Baker Cwalina and Michael Schoppenhorst created the 12-week program that focuses on empowering bystanders to intervene to deescalate a bullying situation or distract or deter the bully. Nine Roswell public and private schools with students of all ages are participating in the program, which promotes kindness and inclusion.

Read more in the North Fulton Neighbor