Gibbs is the president of the Kalman Research Institute for Bullying Prevention and the national spokesman for the Office Depot Foundation’s “Be the Difference, Speak Up Against Bullying” program in partnership with the band One Direction. He has more than 10 years of experience working with kids to put a stop to bullying.
BISD submitted an application for and was selected by the Office Depot Foundation to receive a campus visit from Gibbs. Gibbs will speak to students at the Thomas Jefferson Intermediate School and Moreno Middle School campuses later in the week.
All BISD and SMACS ACE parents and those who are interested in signing their children up for the ACE program are invited to attend. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. For more information on Gibbs, visit his Web site at http://brooksgibbs.com.
ACE, which stands for Afterschool Centers on Education, is a hands-on program that helps students and their immediate families by providing a safe, structured and supervised environment where students receive additional learning opportunities to help them do better both in the classroom and outside of school. ACE is funded by the 21st CCLC program and administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the Texas Education Agency.
ACE is provided at no cost to any child enrolled at BISD or at St. Mary’s Academy Charter School. Children who participate in out-of-school learning activities have consistently been shown to do better both in school and later on in life. Enrollment is ongoing, so parents may sign their students up at any time during the school year.