Community Group Takes Bullying to the Center Stage
Updated: Friday, February 22 2013, 07:51 AM EST
COLUMBUS -- Their message is loud and clear, "stop bullying."
Operating on the premise that bullying is a learned behavior that can be unlearned, volunteers with the Short Stop Youth Center are telling
community members that it is possible to stop the cycle of bullying.
With the help of Reactivate Theathre Company Volunteers, middle school and high school students spent four weeks brainstorming, researching and, doing interviews on the topic of bullying.
The result is a theatrical piece the group is performing over a two day span.
"The performance is going to be truly unlike any other we've worked on at Short Stop," said Kayla Jackmon, Theatre Coordinator at Short Stop.
Participants were asked two questions:
-If you could change one thing in your life what would it be?
-What do you think adults in your lives don't know about you?
The result, a colorful, animated but truthful look at school children's lives and what the issues they deal with on a daily basis.
The play runs through Friday with performances at 6:30 OM at the Short Stop Youth Center located at 1066 N. High Street in the Short North. Performances are free.
Donations will be accepted at the door.
Reporter: Dave Detling