Channel 3 goes to Norwich - 20 Towns in Twenty Days

Post date: Feb 23, 2020 5:35:05 AM

May 19, 2016 By Mark Zinni and Kaitlyn Naples On Thursday, Channel 3 traveled to Norwich for the next installment of 20 Towns in Twenty Days. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, one out of every four students are bullied at school. For many years, a Norwich-based organization has been working to stop bullies. Channel 3 met with the volunteers behind Bully Busters on Thursday, donating $1,000 to their efforts. They also received a $500 gift card from PC Richard and Son. For 14 years, the Bully Busters have been fighting back against bullying with programs in local schools, churches and community centers. "Well, our message is about promoting kindness. We're trying to teach kids that kindness is magical and getting kids to understand that it's okay to be kind - and if we can spread that word on a daily basis, 24-7, that's our goal,” said Debbie Kievits, of Norwich Bully Busters. The organization also has a painting program where children and volunteers paint positive messages on benches and put them in schools. The Bully Busters don’t want any child afraid to go to school, or to take their life because of bullying. Read more: Click the link above to see the video!