F.C.P.S. has partnered with the United Way of Frederick County and the Mental Health Association and will host 'Rachel's Challenge' on November 8th.
According to Crime Prevention Officials, 6 out of 10 kids between the ages of 12 to 17 will be bullied.
"Bullying is based on an imbalance of power. It's a repeated, a lot of times the bully doesn't show remorse and they blame someone else. They don't try to problem solve and work things out," Janet Shipman, Coordinator of School Counselors and Student Support for Frederick County Public Schools, said.
Shipman said local schools are not immune to the harmful affects of bullying.
"It's just a vicious cycle so we need people who aren't afraid to step up, not afraid to intervene. We need kids to stop being the bystanders and watching everything occurring and they need to step up and get other kids to stop mean or being bullies. You look around and you look at the role models unfortunately, that some kids have," Shipman said.
She said F.C.P.S. has partnered with the United Way of Frederick County and the Mental Health Association and will host 'Rachel's Challenge' on November 8th. In 1999, Rachel Scott was the first student to be killed at Columbine High School in Colorado. 'Rachel's Challenge' is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip kids and adults to combat bullying and to change feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion.
"It's at the International Community Church, which is in Byte Drive Frederick and it is used to be called the Maranatha Church. We really want the community the come out and be educated and learn how we can change behaviors and be good to people," Shipman said.
The program starts at 7 p.m. and it is free.