Kindness Program Comes to Allentown School District
Rainbow Rabbit, the fledgling Kindness/Educational Program inspiring children across the Tri-State area, will appear at Allentown’s Central Elementary School on Wednesday, July 10th, for a school presentation at 10am. Pat Breslin, a local author/speaker, active with his own youth outreach program, is responsible for the event. Breslin has established relationships in the Allentown School District over the last 20 years.
“For us to take our presentation to the Allentown School District is very special for us. First of all, it allows our organization to further expand Rainbow Rabbit’s presence. Also, children who’ve never heard his story will experience a wonderful tale of kindness, acceptance, unity and inclusion. Finally, our sincerest thanks to Pat. As a result of his efforts, this was made possible. I’m so thankful for having met him.”
Rainbow Rabbit inspired a book and plush toy created by Arthur Vallee, a former Walt Disney animator in the 1930s. Rainbow Rabbit’s Educational/Kindness Program was compiled by school teachers, child psychologists, anti-bullying experts and school guidance counselors.
The program provides the tools and coping mechanisms to assist students beginning from a very young age. As a result, they learn to handle effectively difficult situations in and out of the classroom. With carefully created materials strategically planned and ready at their disposal, it is the perfect tool to educate children of the importance of acceptance, kindness and tolerance, without resorting to any negative behavior or bullying. Furthermore, the program maintains a steady presence in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania school systems over the last several years. Currently, online curriculum is being developed for schools and students.
The presentation begins when Breslin and Vallee read the story of Rainbow Rabbit to the school students. After the reading, students participate in a Q+A on the story regarding their own feelings regarding bullying, acceptance, kindness and inclusion. As a result of their participation, roughly 30 students between the ages of 5 and 6 receive Rainbow Rabbit books and Rainbow Rabbit/Color Me Kind coloring sheets. Subsequently, each class receives a Rainbow Rabbit collector’s plush and storybook.
Breslin is a graduate of Saucon Valley High School and Allegheny College. He has developed a reputation for his speaking engagements at schools, church youth groups, and sports organizations across the East Coast. ‘Don’t Be Clueless,’ Breslin’s book, is a popular read among today’s youth.
About Rainbow Rabbit
Rainbow Rabbit Educational Services Corp. is an IRS-registered 501(c) non-profit organization. It uses the story of Rainbow Rabbit to assist children in unlocking their potential. The Rainbow Rabbit program empowers children, parents, educators, creating a positive environment celebrating unique differences and rewarding kindness. Customers can purchase Rainbow Rabbit and his story book on the company website.
For more information about the Rainbow Rabbit anti-bullying education program, please visit the website at www.therainbowrabbit.com.
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