Known worldwide as the "Ambassadors of Goodwill"™, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters present the community outreach program, "The ABCs of Bullying Prevention," in an effort to impact schools and communities around the world.
Designed by the Globetrotters in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV), the program focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABCs.
The program targets 6-12 year-old kids and involves Globetrotter players discussing the three key words in the ABCs and tools that kids can use on a daily basis to reduce bullying. The Globetrotters equate what it means to be part of a team to how kids can offer support to one another to help stop bullying.
The important message of bullying and violence prevention is conveyed with participation from the kids – and the team’s signature ball handling skills and humor – for a well-balanced program that informs and entertains.
NCSV, a non-profit organization, firmly believes that young people, who think about their actions in the non-confrontational ways that this program extols, can create a culture where aggressive behavior is frowned upon and violence is thereby reduced.
Students frequently cite bullying as a cause of violence that they experience, and the rate at which kids are reporting this cause is increasing. We hope that by reaching these kids early in their lives, they might be taught valuable lessons in character and empathy from the positive role models of the Harlem Globetrotters.
To request a Globetrotter at your school, administrators, teachers and principals can email [email protected].