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The beat of nonviolence

January 19, 2012
  • Street Beat performers, from left, Jacob "Kujo" Lyons, Ryan Johnson, Nik Hughes and Ben Hansen entertain Roosevelt Middle School students for Yellow Ribbon Week at the Glendale school on Thursday, January 19, 2012. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)
Street Beat performers, from left, Jacob "Kujo"…

A message of nonviolence was sent vibrating through Roosevelt Middle School Thursday when students took in the rhythms of Street Beat performers, on campus to help mark Yellow Ribbon Week.

It was one of nearly a dozen assemblies hosted throughout Glendale Unified as part of Yellow Ribbon Week, designed to promote safety in California schools.

Glendale Unified has marked Yellow Ribbon Week every year since 2002, said Scott Anderle, an educational services coordinator with the district. Co-sponsors have included the city of Glendale, the Glendale Council PTA and the Commission on the Status of Women.

“Throughout the year, schools provide curriculum and activities that help students develop empathy, problem-solve and learn to resolve conflicts peaceably,” Anderle said. “The district schools utilize Yellow Ribbon Week to bring in activities, supplemental lessons and events that highlight and emphasize how using these skills not only makes everyone’s life better and safer, but how they can also change and improve communities, societies, and even entire countries.”

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-- Megan O'Neil, Times Community News

Twitter: @megankoneil

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