Click the video below to see our #KindnessDance ! We challenge you, your friends, your family, your coworkers
& EVERYONE to learn the #KindnessDance then post your video online with the tag  #KindnessDance.
The challenge is to do the dance OR donate $15 to Bully Busters as part of our #BullyBusters15Years Celebration!
LET'S MAKE KINDNESS GO VIRAL!

We are the Bully-Busters, 
and we are working to stop bullies.


Our goal is to educate the community on the
"Bullying Prevention Law"
and school policies regarding bullying.

In addition to preventing violence in schools,
​we work towards providing the community with fun,
interactive and low-to-no cost programs for youth in
and around the City of Norwich.


You read that right -- 15 years of trying to prevent bullying in schools along with

countless hours of community outreach and various

free events  for youth and families. 

Stayed tuned for the various fundraisers & events we have in store

to commemorate  our anniversary!


OBJECTIVES

To provide educational programs that
address the issues of bullying and violence.
To promote awareness of
"The Bullying Law and School Policies".
To train parents, children, youth, educators, and
the community in mediation techniques to
assist in resolving conflicts.

First Fridays for Youth

FRIDAYS 6PM - 8PM

EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

@ OUR OFFICE


Join us the First Friday of every month during Norwich's First Friday with the whole family! Every week will be a little different. We'll watch movies, do arts and crafts, games and much more. If the weather is good we might even go outside in the parking lot! Free of charge, children under 13 require a parent guardian and you must make us aware if you plan to drop your child off.



AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
     On and after July 1, 2009, an in-school suspension may be served in the school  that the pupil attends, or in any school building under the jurisdiction of the local or regional board of education, as determined by such board and implement a policy in writing and made under this section, except that no disciplinary action shall be taken solely on the basis of an anonymous report, that comes with a prevention strategy, as defined by this act. Each school is to notify the parents/guardians of the the students who commit any verified acts of bullying, and invite them to attend at least one meeting. Within available appropriations, report such number to the Department of Education, annually and in such manner as prescribed by the Commissioner of Education and identify the appropriate school personnel, which may include, but shall not be limited to, pupil services personnel, responsible for taking a bullying report and investigating the complaint and were committed more than once against any student during the school year.



SWEATSHIRTS
​Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL -- $25 each

Available in: Red, Navy Blue or Black

#KindnessDance


One evening back in 2002 a group of concerned parents and citizens got together to figure out what they could do to put a stop to the increasing bullying problem in schools. What started as a conversation with some hope and a lot of dedication turned into 15 years of servicing the Greater Norwich Community.

Our goals have changed throughout the years. In the beginning we worked to introduce new and clearer anti-bullying legislation (and succeeded! See CT Gen. Statutes 10-222d) along with hosting forums in schools to educate students and teachers on bullying prevention. In more recent years we have sought to act as a type of community center for the city offering little-to-no cost programs for youth and families - especially during off times from school where students are often left to their own devices.

Some of the programs and events we have created in the area are:

  • World Youth Day - an annual event celebrating the diversity and creativity of the youth in our area. It is an outdoor street festival filled with food, music, games, performances and it is always free.
  • Youth & Democracy Challenge - a program where youth hosted candidate forums for local, state and federal legislators
  • Summer Jam & Learn - created in conjunction with Norwich Youth & Family Services we offer a summer program for at risk youth where they spend their days meeting with local business and organization owners as well as having fun.
  • Buddy Benches - An ongoing campaign between Norwich Bully Busters, Overhead Door of Norwich and Norwich Rotary Community Core, that was inspired by Christian of York, PA, to put a hand-painted bench in every school that gives students a place to sit, relax and make a friend. We have heard again and again that the benches are promoting kindness and friendship between students. So far we have over 235 benches placed in schools all over Southeastern Connecticut.


Everything we have accomplished is due to the dedication of our members and community partners. We are a non-profit organization that exists solely on donations and goodwill. We are able to provide our services and programs at little-to-no charge because of these donations. Every year on evening before our Annual World Youth Day Celebration we hold a Pasta Dinner to honor select community partners and members but to also raise funds to keep us going into the next year. While this fundraiser is a great help, we thought this year in celebration of our 15 years we would do something extra as well that will assist in covering our yearly insurance cost.


We are asking those who have benefited from our efforts and have an appreciation for what we do to donate $15 (or more!) to honor of our 15 years or service. If you are not able to make a donation we ask you to pledge 15 acts of kindness to help make your world a friendlier place.


Please use the 'DONATE' button at the top of our
webpage to donate or contact our director.

WE ARE ALWAYS THANKFUL
FOR OUR PARTNERS

Business Organizations & Donators:

The Art House
New England Glass
Brick & Basil Pizza

Camaro Signs
Wal*Mart
Worship Skate Shop
Dunkin Donuts
Norwich IDCS

Thelemic Print Shop
First Student Bus Company
New London County 4-H
Summit Fitness
United Congregational Church
Cornerstone International Church 
Rose City BNI
Ben and Jerry's

Non-Profit Youth Group Located in Norwich, CT

KINDNESS IS MAGICAL FUNDRAISER


    Please use the fillable form to the left if you are interested in ordering stickers, a t-shirt and/or sweatshirt.

    In the body of the message please list what you are looking for, size, color and quantity.
​We will be in contact with you to complete the order!

Community Organizations & Donators:

Uncas Health District
Norwich Youth and Family Services
Backus Hospital
United Community and Family Services
The City of Norwich
Norwich Police Department
Norwich Recreation Department
Norwich Public Schools
Norwich Free Academy
NFA Project Outreach
Norwich Technical High School
Norwich Tech Hogies Heroes
Community Coalition for Children
TVCCA
Norwich Salvation Army
Spirit of Broadway
Norwich NAACP
Girl Scouts USA
Norwich Children First
Madonna Place
Catholic Charities

15th Anniversary Fundraiser

STICKERS
$3 each

T-SHIRTS
Youth Sizes: M and L -- $10 each

Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL -- $15 Each

Available in: Red, Blue, Green or Purple

We're Turning 15 !!

Intentionally Me, Unapologetically So 
SATURDAYS 11AM-1PM

MEETING TWICE A MONTH
@ OUR OFFICE


A community group for young people grades 7-12 focused on the wonderful YOU! We are here to talk about self-esteem by promoting self image and individuality. We'll go on group outings and have discussions on various topics related to being a young adult!


For more info CONTACT:
Marcela (860) 861-3004 or Debbie (860) 373-8630

MISSON

The Norwich Bully-Busters empower parents, children, youth, educators, and the community to prevent
and stop acts of bullying and violence.


HELPING TO STOP BULLIES ONE AT TIME