The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative has partnered with Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo County School District 70, the Pueblo Police Department, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and various other organizations to encourage businesses throughout the community to act as "Safe Havens" to students who experience bullying or harassment while walking to and from school. The student would be able to seek safety inside the business while waiting for the danger to pass or using the phone to call a family member or friend to pick them up. Businesses participating in the program are asked to not intervene in any questionable behaviors, but rather to simply provide our students a safe place to be. Students throughout the district are also being trained on what the posters mean and what they can expect if seeking a Safe Haven within a business. It is the hope of those involved in this project that as a community, we can come together to keep our kids safe. For further information or to request a poster for your business, please contact Jason Cellan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Coverage of the Safe Haven Project
No Bullying Zone: A Place Students Can Turn To
Bullying does not just happen in the classroom. That's why two Southern Colorado school districts are trying to get the community involved in a prevention program.
School Districts want Safe Havens for Bullied Kids
A new effort to stop bullying in Pueblo is going beyond the playground. Pueblo City Schools is launching a new anti-bullying program that would involve many business owners in the community. The stores would act as safe havens to help protect bullied kids.