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December 20th, 2017
Updated Dec 18, 4:41 PM; Posted Dec 18, 4:19 PM By Special to NJ.com Kidsbridge Tolerance Center in Ewing aims to turn bystanders into UPstanders by teaching empathy, empowerment and teamwork. With bullying, cyberbullying and exclusion becoming an increasing problem today, children have to deal with prejudice, discrimination and name-calling on a constant basis. Now more than ever, it is important for them to learn empathy, empowerment and teamwork -- and that's exactly what the folks at Kidsbridge Tolerance Center are doing for the kids and educators in Mercer County and beyond. Founded in 1996, Kidsbridge is the only youth-dedicated tolerance center in the[...]
December 7th, 2017
This program presented by Arla Patch (www.arlapatch.com) seeks to foster greater understanding and empathy for Native Americans. Ms. Patch shared information about the historical context and impact of the shared history non-Native communities have with Indigenous Peoples in New Jersey, both past and present. Also included was a video featuring Native American voices in New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. The second presentation was held at the on November 16 at the Ujima Village Christian Church in Ewing. The first presentation took place on October 2 and was held at the Princeton Public Library. Both events were well attended and well-received by audience[...]
December 1st, 2017
Kidsbridge was saddened to hear of the passing of local civil rights icon Edith Savage-Jennings. Details of Edith’s life can be found here (link). http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20171112/civil-rights-icon-edith-savage-jennings-dies Said Executive Director, Lynne Azarchi, “In November, we lost a local hero. Trenton's Edith Savage Jennings passed away at the young age of 93. She was a passionate mentor to Kidsbridge, a fundraiser for Rev. Martin Luther King, a rebel who challenged Trenton's segregation on both State Street and in movie theaters as a teenager, and ultimately, a feisty, courageous UPstander. I will personally miss her more than I can say. Edith was a true treasure, a[...]
September 6th, 2017
The deadline for the Third Annual Character Education Leadership Awards (2017) is OCTOBER 13 -- has been extended to OCTOBER 20! Deserving educators in the state of New Jersey who make a difference at your school or school district are eligible to be nominated by a coworker or colleague. We're looking for individuals who are the leaders in character education and bullying prevention. Prizes (gift cards and goodie bags) will be given to the first, second and third place winners. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges made up of local experts, as well as representatives from partners Kidsbridge and[...]
August 31st, 2017
Did the extremism and hate exhibited in Charlottesville, VA a few weeks ago make you ill? Did you want to "do something" but weren't sure how to proceed? Join hands, in response to hate, on Wednesday evening, September 6 at 7 PM at Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction, NJ. Entitled "Nobody is Born Hating," this interactive event will celebrate central New Jersey's diverse population. Through discussion and different activities, attendees will come together and address how we can support one another in order to make our communities stronger. Click here to print out a flyer for additional details about the event.[...]
Princeton School Superintendent says:"Every year, we send all of our fourth-graders to the Kidsbridge Tolerance Center because we realize that reinforcing social emotional skills at early ages is the way to go. Kidsbridge is one of our favorite bullying prevention/diversity appreciation programs, because it is “evidence-based” for attitude improvements in empathy, empowerment, moral reasoning, and stereotype awareness. The social emotional skill foundation training our students gain at Kidsbridge are the foundation to become caring and respectful human beings." — Steve Cochrane, Princeton Schools Superintendent
2017 Humanitarian CelebrationClick here to see ALL the photos.
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Ms. Rossi's 4th Graders at Littlebrook Elementary School get a colorful lesson on #empathy and #UPstander skills with Kidsbridge Tolerance Center's rainbow-haired Ms. Pat and lead facilitator Melissa H. Riviello! ... See MoreSee Less
Kidsbridge Tolerance Center lead facilitator Melissa H. Riviello demonstrates the use of objects that we use to engage young children in the hands-on learning of mindfulness and social-emotional skills. Her audience is a product design class from TCNJ, whose task is to create new objects Kidsbridge can use to teach stress reduction and relaxation techniques to kids. ... See MoreSee Less