BENEFITING: CREATIVE RESPONSE TO CONFLICT INC
Bullying still is a big part of many children's lives - every day.
In school during class, recess, on the way home, in sports, among the neighborhood kids and even at home - bullying can appear everywhere in a child's life and we need more creative tools to prevent and respond to bullying.
Creative Response to Conflict (CRC) has been responding to bullying for over 40 years. We've created many bias awareness, bullying and violence prevention materialism so that schools and children's organizations could create safer and more inclusive learning communities - and now we have a exciting new program!
BULLYPROOF - originally designed by Arthur Kanegis - provides 10 animals each with a unique set of non-violent important life skills to protect oneself from becoming a victim of bullying - 10 ways to make yourself BULLYPROOF!
CRC has always had a flair for entertaining while teaching and this is what BULLYPROOF is all about.
It's a fun program featuring 10 amazing animal characters with an opera play for teens and a puppet show for younger children.
This fundraiser focuses on providing schools, parents, children and organizations with another wonderful resource to prevent Bullying from even happening - The BullyProof EduTainment Packet with a movie telling the tales of the 10 animal puppets known as the BullyProof Shields and a documentary showcasing how to utilize the program using BullyProof and it's puppets in a group environment.
The fundraiser will support making hand-made BullyProof puppets and creating a filmed puppet show – The BullyProof Puppet Show. The construction of the puppets will be commissioned by accomplished professional artists. We will write/develop the show utilizing the animal characters along with their BullyProof Shields and then film the puppet show along with a demonstration of how to use them as learning tools in class or group setting. The film will be distributed to schools and organizations that express an interest in addressing bullying behaviors.
The film will have two parts:
• The first part of the film will showcase a puppet show with the animals helping and responding to bullying situations using each of their special set of skills (BullyProof Shields).
• The second portion of the film will demonstrate in a group setting how to utilize the puppets in role-play activities that teach how to confront bullying by putting on one’s BullyProof Shield. The purpose of this section of the film is to give teachers and other community leaders ideas of how to utilize the puppets within their environments.
Recognition for our fundraisers:
Individual donors or Team leader donors (depending on the level of gift - see below) would receive the film and puppets once CRC reaches the $10,000 mark of the fundraiser. Donors are encouraged to create teams to help them fundraise for BullyProof Puppets and show, to make sure we reach our $10,000 mark easily. An example of a team would be a teacher (leader) and his/her first grade class (students team members).
$50 A DVD of the film
$100 A DVD of the film and handmade puppet
$250 A DVD of the film and three handmade puppets