With the New Year and The Day of Pink approaching, the Youth Revolution groups in 19 schools from the Brandon School Division are getting ready to implement bullying prevention campaigns and initiatives.
Youth Revolution students from 11 different schools took a facilitators training course through the Canadian Red Cross. These Y-R members received the Beyond the Hurt training in April of 2013 targeted to youth leaders.
In January, the Youth Revolution and the Canadian Red Cross started working with the Brandon Shoppers Mall to work together to bring awareness about bullying on April 9, the Day of Pink.
The Youth Revolution is an initiative of the Brandon Community Drug and Alcohol Education Coalition, which is supported by over 110 partners and sponsors. The major Y-R sponsors and partners this school year are: United Way, Talbot Marketing, Bank of Montreal, the Suicide Prevention Network, Rotary Club, the staff members of MPI, and the City of Brandon. The goal of the Youth Revolution is to promote healthy lifestyle choices, in order to reduce risky behavior, bullying, violence, tobacco and the use of drugs and alcohol among children and youth. Since October 2010, Y-R has implemented over 700 projects and has received 4 awards.
For more information about the Youth Revolution, the endeavors of the Brandon Community Drug and Alcohol Education Coalition, please visit the website: daeducation.wordpress.com