South Whittier’s McKibben Elementary and Loma Vista Elementary had an anti-bullying puppet show come perform at their school called “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” on Thursday, May 2, at McKibben and Thursday, May 23, at Loma Vista put together by The Assistance League of Whittier.
The puppet show is designed to create awareness about bullying and to help students with problem solving strategies. The show explained what bullying was and encouraged empathy towards others who may be struggling with being bullied. Aside from awareness, the show also discussed strategies that could help prevent and stop bullying and how “getting involved” does not necessarily mean confronting a bully.
The “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” puppet show is performed, organized, and sponsored by The Assistance League of Whittier. The Assistance League of Whittier supports children, schools, and families all through out the Whittier area. They help provide educational programs and many different resources for students and their families.
The Assistance League is a non-profit organization that is made entirely of volunteers. Their vision is, “To work as a team assisting Greater Whittier Area residents to become healthier and better educated through our philanthropic and fundraising activities.”