WHO ARE WE?
For years, middle school students from the afterschool programs at St. Martin de Porres in North Philadelphia and DePaul School in Germantown have feuded due to slight differences in socio-economic status. In an effort to bring these youth together in hopes of mending this relationship, the Cyber Cadets Summer Workshop is an anti-bullying, community-building campaign developed and led by the youth who will participate in the program.
Over the course of six summer weeks, forty children from 12 to 14 years of age in both of these afterschool programs will work online collaboratively to fight against cyber bullying in their schools. Participants in the Cyber Cadets Summer Workshop will be given student leadership
opportunities as they design print materials, web content, and social media components that send an anti-bullying message. In addition, participants from both schools will join together for social activities that focus around team-building activities where youth are able to put anti-bullying efforts into real world practice