Battling it out: Kids learn about, raise money for bullying prevention
They didn’t quite break a record, but the East Ridge High School grounds in Woodbury were filled with kids — and some adults — ready to battle bullying on Saturday, Aug. 11.
In between Nerf gun battles and games like capture the flag, Project My Neighborhood co-founder Matt Nelson stood in front of the crowd of kids, teaching lessons about bullying while writing on a large notepad that sat on an easel.
The five lessons Nelson strives to teach at every event are to protect yourself, that you are not alone, how to overcome adversity, the impact our choices have and “the slippery slope of teasing vs. bullying.”
The non-profit will host at least two more toy battles in Minnesota this year, according to its Facebook page.