The EGM Society contributes to schools in need of supplemental funds to implement the programming they desire to combat bullying and promote healthy classrooms.
THE LEADER IN ME
Adapted from Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me augments a child’s standard education with an additional emphasis on leadership and character building. This program has been described as a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer: it improves the performance of all other programs. The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy, and helps foster traits that will help develop them into rounded, self-actualized individuals. This program provides an enhanced education for our community’s children, and therefore provides benefit to the public by creating a healthier, better prepared and more dynamic generation.
OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Olweus Program is comprehensive approach to reducing bullying behavior that includes school-wide, classroom, individual, and community components. The program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive learning environment. It is designed and evaluated for use in elementary, junior high and high schools (K-12). The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among schoolchildren and to improve peer relations at school. The strategies employed under Olweus have been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. The effect on children is improved peer interaction and well-being at school. This benefit extends to the public by allowing children to adjust more easily and thrive throughout their development, creating stronger social ties and humanistic ideals in young individuals who will ultimately grow into more compassionate citizens. This helps create safer communities.