Friendswood school district trains students to be 'Safe School Ambassadors'
The Safe School Ambassador program seeks to teach student leaders from a variety of groups in the school nonviolent communication as a way to address bullying and violence.
The program has been in place since 2000, is active in more than 850 schools, and has trained more than 28,000 students and 4,400 adults. It has shown to decrease the amount of bullying in schools as well as fights. Schools with the program also have an increased amount of reports to adults.
FISD is able to train its own ambassadors who are in grades 6 to 12. Ambassadors are taught to prevent any mistreatment they see, according to a press release.
"We are excited about the training of our new ambassadors and the retraining refresher course for our FHS ambassadors," Debbie Woodson, lead counselor, said in the press release.
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