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Youth Commissioners, community to host anti-bullying rally on MLK's birthday
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ATLANTA -- On the 84th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's
birthday, the Fulton County Youth Commissioners and community partners
will throw an Anti-Bullying and Violence Prevention Rally.

On
January 15, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., the rally will be held at the Martin
Luther King Auditorium on Auburn Avenue. Along with the Metro Atlanta
Violence Prevention Program, HOT 107.9 radio, and the Music Education
Group, the Fulton County Youth Commissioners hope the rally will raise
awareness of how damaging bullying is to all people of local schools and
areas within the community.

According to a spokesperson for
the Fulton County Government, 23 percent of schools reported that
bullying occurred among students either daily or weekly in 2009-2012.
The highest rate was reported for middle school students.

At the rally, the member of the Youth Commissioners will help spread the word of bullying and violence prevention to peers.

With
registration, the rally is free to attend, along with refreshments and
entertainment. For more information, contact Youth Commissioner
Coordinator Reginald Crossley at (404) 612-7386, or reginald.crossley@fultoncountyga.gov. Registration can be completed online at www.BullyingIsNotHot.eventbrite.com.

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