Globetrotters at the “Do The Write Thing” Recognition Dinner

(ATLANTAJuly 28, 2016)  – For the seventh time in eight years, the Ambassadors of Goodwill™ joined dignitaries and dozens of national student ambassadors from across the United States for the National Campaign to Stop Violence's (NCSV) annual recognition dinner, to lend their perspective on prevailing over violence.

Harlem Globetrotters stars Ant Atkinson and Zeus McClurkin were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July, 26, in support of the NCSV and the “Do the Write Thing Challenge.”

The “Do the Write Thing Challenge” gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives. Through classroom discussions and writings, students communicate what they think should be done to reduce youth violence. In addition, students make personal commitments to do something about this problem.

In an effort to help curb violence in schools and communities around the world, the Globetrotters launched a community outreach program – designed in coordination with the NCSV – in 2012 called, “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention.”

The program focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, targeting 6-12 year-old students using the three key words in the ABCs, as well as tools that kids can use on a daily basis to reduce bullying.  The Globetrotters bring the “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention” to 300 schools each year.

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