Intentionally Me, Unapologetically So
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
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:
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.
SUMMER WISH LIST
Business Organizations & Donators:
The Art House
New England Glass
Brick & Basil Pizza
Worship Skate Shop
Thelemic Print Shop
First Student Bus Company
New London County 4-H
United Congregational Church
Cornerstone International Church
Rose City BNI
Ben and Jerry's
The Norwich Bully-Busters empower parents, children, youth, educators, and the community to prevent
and stop acts of bullying and violence.
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.
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.
Non-Profit Youth Group Located in Norwich, CT
As always it is the donations from our community members and partners that help us execute our summer programs on a shoe-string budget. If you are able to donate any of the below items we thank you so much and please contact us to arrange a drop off. Alternatively, you can send us a monetary donation using the link below.
First Fridays for Youth
FRIDAYS 6PM - 8PM
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
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.
Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL -- $25 each
Available in: Red, Navy Blue or Black
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!
Make 2018 the year you become more involved in your community and that you get to know Bully Busters! Take a look at some of the great programs and events we have going. We hope to see you soon!
Youth Sizes: M and L -- $10 each
Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL -- $15 Each
Available in: Red, Blue, Green or Purple
HELPING TO STOP BULLIES ONE AT TIME
Community Organizations & Donators:
Uncas Health District
Norwich Youth and Family Services
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
Norwich Salvation Army
Spirit of Broadway
Girl Scouts USA
Norwich Children First
Have you thought about getting involved in your community but aren't sure where to begin?
Look no further.
We are always in need of volunteers! We need active bodies to help plan and run our various programs but there are slo various ways to be part of our group from the sidelines. If you'd like to find out how you can become a part of our ever-expanding organization