Anti-Bullying lunchtime Programs provides schools with a positive activity for students to curb fighting and eliminate negative activities among students during lunch period. Not only it deters fighting and negative actives but our program is in direct link to the Department of Education’s Health and Wellness initiatives program that promotes 1 hour of physical activities and the “State of Hawaii’s 5-2-1-0” theme which tackles childhood obesity. The 5-2-1-0 ratio is based on encouraging students to eat 5 fruits or vegetables a day, spend 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour or more physical fitness and 0 sugary drinks. Low COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) course activities are utilized and students participate in sports and academic theme activities. Students receive recognition for completing a questionnaire which encompasses writing about the sport theme of the month, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keeps a daily chart on their 5-2-1-0 theme. The low cope course activity is also used for communication, cooperation, decision-making, leadership and teamwork, which create a healthy classroom and a safe school environment. This program is at the elementary schools 3rd thru 5th grade level and in 2015 we added middle schools. The students participate 4 times a month for 1hour and 15 minute session.
Schools that are currently active in our Anti-Bullying Program: Fern Elementary 2nd and 3rd graders, Kaiulani Elementary 3rd and 4th graders , Waianae Middle School 7th graders, Hahaione Elementary School, and Washington Middle 7th grade.