Teens were recently treated to an engaging live multimedia assembly program that challenged them to make responsible decisions by choosing peaceful tactics to settle their differences. Students at Ann Mullen Middle School in Sicklerville, NJ learned to explore new options by breaking away from negative peer pressure and the overwhelming need to fit in.
Getting Along taught kids about the causes of conflict, and how to apply conflict solvers like identifying issues, compromise, negotiation strategies, and communication skills.
The much needed respect component taught kids the importance of respect for self, respect for others; and respect for our environment.
Key Arts cast members sang songs and explained how to identify what cause of bullying, how to stop it, and how to help others who are being bullied.
Students of Lenape High School in Medford, NJ invited Key Arts for a return visit to present Getting Along, during their annual March for Martin Luther King this past January. Community members and students joined together to celebrate Dr. King’s message of peace, unity and respect. “The message, songs, and film footage was an awesome way to remind our kids about MLK’s dream of peace and unity,” remarks teacher and African American Club advisor, Saida Hart. Students listened to candid comments by other teens who offered solutions to everyday challenges facing today’s youths during the Getting Along program.