Teen Nation TOur Visits NEISD schools
Students at Longs Creek take a photo with the performers.
The talented performers of the Teen Nation Tour are energizing and inspiring North East ISD students to stand-up to bullying. The tour is visiting 17 San Antonio area schools, including nine NEISD schools through the end of January. By utilizing the common interest of music, the community service program aims to educate and entertain about the negatives of bullying.
The tour was founded right here in the Alamo City by Lee Wilson. “We’ve drastically expanded the tour in 2014 in an effort to stand and defend against bullying,” said Wilson. “Our goal is to stop bullying, save lives, and let kids know we care, listen, and support you.”
Katie Steel performs for the students at El Dorado.
The North East schools the tour visited included, Longs Creek, El Dorado, Northern Hills, Fox Run, Roan Forest, Bulverde Creek and Camelot Elementary Schools, in addition to Ed White and Wood Middle Schools. The students learned about different types of bullying, how to prevent it, where to turn when it occurs, and more. To make the presentation more dynamic, the talented artists performed Top 40 hits, lecture, and shared personal experiences about bullying.
San Antonio native, 15-year-old Faith Marie Shirley, is one of the featured artists performing in 330 schools and other venue performances in about 40 cities this year.
|Teen Nation Tour was at Fox Run on January 27 to speak to students about anti-bullying. The students and staff, like teacher Steven Gonzalez (right), really enjoyed the performance. The campus gave a special thanks to school counselor Caryn Dodic for coordinating the event.|
Posted on January 30, 2014