Chicken Soup for the Soul Launches Bullying Prevention Program in Schools Nationwide

05/18/2016
PROFILES

Literacy-Based Program Brings the Power of Storytelling to the Fight Against Bullying

For over 20 years, educators have been using Chicken Soup for the Soul books in the classroom. Now Chicken Soup for the Soul has teamed up with education experts, anti-bullying experts and the non-profit Boniuk Foundation to bring Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes, a literacy-based anti-bullying program, to schools nationwide.

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Students at KIPP Explore in Houston as seen on the companion television show, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!

Proactive Bullying Prevention

While other programs react to bullying situations that have already occurred, Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes is a proactive bullying prevention program—designed to promote respect and compassion and to stop bullying behaviors before they start.

Social and Emotional Learning Skills

This educational program uses the power of storytelling, with stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul books, to improve literacy while teaching social and emotional learning skills to students.

Literacy-Based Lesson Plans

Using literacy-based lesson plans makes it easy to integrate the program into already busy school days. The 12 lesson plans per grade and the accompanying student journals are aligned both nationally and to all 50 states’ specific literacy and social emotional standards.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes was developed in conjunction with Resources for Learning, a leading education consulting firm with more than 25 years experience, and has an extensive teacher training program presented by Alex Kajitani, a California Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year.

Passion and Commitment

Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes is one of the most important projects we have ever undertaken and we are excited and proud to be part of the solution to the bullying behaviors that plague our schools today,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

“This is part of our foundation’s larger mission to create more tolerance, respect, compassion, and kindness
in all segments of society. The result is that students learn to accept
and respect people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and culture—one story at a time,” said Dr. Milton Boniuk, founder of The Boniuk Foundation.

In Schools Nationwide

Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes is on sale nationwide for first through sixth grades using Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be the Best You Can Be. The curriculum will be expanded to middle school in Fall 2016 and high school in Fall 2017 using Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future.

For more information or to contact a Chicken Soup for the Soul sales representative, visit
www.chickensoup.com/hallwayheroes.
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