Nine students from Leslie Middle School gave a presentation to the Marion County Board of Commissioners today in preparation for the 21st Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week.
Leslie students will join peers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and 15 other countries worldwide in committing to the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Pledge: “I will not use my hands or my words for hurting myself or others.“®
The nine students each wrote speeches and shared from their hearts about what they would change to make the world a better place. Their thoughts and ideas are both profound and thought provoking considering today’s world.
The Marion County Board of Commissioners approved a proclamation today recognizing next week as 21st Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week.
At its meeting on October 9, 2018, the Salem-Keizer School Board also proclaimed October 14-21, 2018, as the 21st Annual National Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week. Leslie Middle School Counselor Pete Teller and Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project Executive Director and Founder Ann Kelly spoke to both boards about the project.
See the Salem-Keizer School Board’s proclamation attached below.