Posted by Carole Baumbusch (Denver Southeast)
More than one out five school children (28%) reports being bullied. Children who experience bullying are at increased risk of poor school performance, anxiety and depression which in turn can contribute to violence to oneself or others. 
The Peaceful Schools Program (PSP) is dedicated to creating safer, more respectful, and bully-free environments for our children and youth. The program uses an adaptation of Rotary’s 4-way test along with educator-endorsed lesson plans to teach the concepts of expressing feelings, building community, resolving conflicts, and celebrating diversity. Adopted by18 Rotary Clubs in District 5450 and implemented in more than 25 elementary schools in the greater Denver area, the program is positively impacting more than 1500 elementary school children along with hundreds of high school students.   
Learn more about this program and how it is making a difference for our children and youth by inviting us to speak at your next club meeting (contact Carole Baumbusch at or visiting our website at