In 2010, Eti-Keys began a grassroots campaign to end the pandemic of anti-social behavior among children age 7 to 18. Since then, we have touched the lives of thousands of children and their families in Central Florida with our programs. Our hope is to reach children in many more counties and communities, but every day we wait puts them at risk.
Consider two of the senseless and preventable tragedies that made headlines in Florida. A 12-year-old girl jumped to her death after being cyber-bullied, while a young boy the same age shot himself after also being bullied. Too soon their lives ended, but sadly they are part of a much larger statistic that, frankly, is hard to fathom.
The fact is that suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year in our country. For every suicide among young people, at least 100 attempt suicide. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Each day more than 160,000 children miss school because they're afraid of being bullied
As former U. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, said, "Children cannot get a quality education if they don't first feel safe at school." We must stop the perpetrators and ensure no other young people experience a level of depression and helplessness that leads them to sacrifice their education or, worse yet, to take their own lives!
It is up to us, as adults, to teach tolerance, social skills, respect, responsibility, character-building, leadership and communication to all students one on one.
Eti-Keys' trained volunteer Facilitators are in the schools, community organizations and faith-based groups throughout Central Florida giving proven lessons totally free of charge that build a foundation of self-worth, self-confidence and hope for a bright future.
Eti-Keys Training Group, Inc.
Mail: P.O. Box 617554
Orlando, FL 32861
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