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Dare Elementary School Earns National Green Zone Award

Posted On: 6/9/2017

DES Earns National Green Zone Award

The National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence (NCPCV) has just given Dare Elementary School (DES) its first national Green Zone School of the Year award. The Green Zone is a school wide coaching program created by NCPCV, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing violence by providing community based resources for all ages. The Green Zone provides school-wide language for all to use when appropriate behaviors are being shown and when they are not.

The award was presented by NCPCV’s Founder and Director Bobby Kipper during a special ceremony at the school on June 9. In noting that this is the first national Green Zone award presented by the organization, Kipper stated that Dare Elementary is a model school for the program.

Principal Lindsey Caccavale adopted the Green Zone program during the 2014-15 school year. DES students, staff and parents have made the program a schoolwide commitment, with activities held throughout each year to support anti-bullying and other positive behavior. This year, the school’s Kindness Project challenged students to complete three random acts of kindness and log them into an online database. Recipients were encouraged to pay it forward and track their random acts of kindness as well. To date, more than 375 acts have been logged in the local area as well as locations as far away as Australia!


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