General McLane To Host Program To Address Bullying For Parents

Edinboro, PA (February 4, 2019) – General McLane is bringing youth speaker and bullying expert Jeff Veley to speak to both students and parents on empowering their children and improving campus culture. This free event takes place on February 26, 2019.

“Bringing Jeff Veley to the District is an integral step in helping build more resiliency in our students and the situations they face every day,” said James W. Parker Middle School Associate Principal Justin Whitford. “Our goal is to empower students to take charge of difficult situations, and Jeff is going to help lay the groundwork of doing just that. Our hope is that through Jeff’s perspective and experience, we can continue to capitalize on this and help to improve the overall culture of our schools.”

Veley is an an international award-winning youth motivational speaker specializing in resilience education for bullying prevention. His fun and engaging presentations inspire students to be resilient and teaches them how to leverage their adversities for psychological growth.

Veley will speak to students throughout the day. General McLane will also host two presentations for parents – 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the morning session, and dinner and childcare will be provided for the night session.

The morning session will take place at James W. Parker Middle School in its Auxiliary Gym. The night session will take place at General McLane High School’s Auditorium.

“Conveying this information to parents will only further our mission and will strengthen the actions we take, and that is why we are offering two presentations in hopes to have as many parents attend as possible,” Whitford said.

Registration for the event is strongly encouraged to receive childcare and food. Those that RSVP will have first option for food. Registration is on the District’s main page of its website, generalmclane.org.

The event is funded through both federal funding and aid from parent organizations in the District.

General McLane has hosted a handful of presentations for parents in the community. This past Fall, the District hosted a School Safety presentation. Last year, the District brought in Mental Health Expert Kim Morrow.

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