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PR Students Lead, Educate, Act and Prevent Bullying
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PR Students Lead, Educate, Act and Prevent BullyingSeton Hall students have established an anti-bullying group as part of a national public relations competition to raise awareness about bullying. The Bateman competition is run by the Public Relations Society of America and gives students across the country an opportunity to use their classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full scale strategic public relations campaign.

The group, LEAP on Bullying, has teamed with the Boys and Girls Club of Newark to educate young people on the harmful impact of bullying. LEAP on Bullying will teach club members how to lead, educate, act and prevent bullying through fun and engaging activities. The program has already received attention on Twitter from Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.

LEAP on Bullying will run an anti-bullying week at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark the week of February 17, culminating in the LEAP on Bullying day, planned for Saturday, February 23. The anti-bullying programs are a mixture of demonstrative, interactive and written. They are designed for children of all ages and will give them the tools to prevent bullying before it happens. Children's author, Gena Lewis, will also attend LEAP on Bullying Day to share her story with club members, inspiring them to not only pursue their own dreams, but to support others' as well.

The Bateman competition runs from February 1 to February 28. After that time students submit their campaign to the PRSA headquarters in New York. For more information on LEAP on Bullying go to or follow the team on Twitter - @LEAPonBullying.

For more information please contact:
Brecken Swanberg
(815) 601-6225


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