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Anti-Bullying Rally at Alhambra High School Raises Awareness

The Alhambra district launches a program to promote respect and acceptance amongst students.

Alhambra High School held a anti-bullying rally (Source/ ATVN)
Alhambra High School held a anti-bullying rally (Source/ ATVN)
A rally was held at Alhambra High School Monday morning to launch the Alhambra district's new anti-bullying campaign.

The program, which aims to eliminate bullying by strengthening school and community ties, is a joint project between the Alhambra Unified School District and the City of Alhambra Police Department.

The anti-bullying campaign, named "Without You, Who Am I, as We All Have A Hand in Every Child's Success," will play a major role in the district's Gateway to Success program. The goal of the program is to provide students with resources to help them reach their educational potential.

Gateway to Success connects students experiencing academic, social or personal problems with counselors and health and wellness courses. The program also provides parenting workshops and support systems.

"Kids feel that the school is a caring place," Laurel Bear, the director of Gateway to Success said. "They feel the adults at school care about them."

Professional athletes from Sportz Partnerz, a company that promotes youth athletics and fitness, showed their support at the rally. Matt Vanderbeek, former NFL defensive and linebacker for the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys, and Steve Yeager, former catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, were in attendance.

Some athletes also spoke about the importance of bullying prevention.

"If you can get bullies to think twice about what their actions are going to be like because people now have resources to reach out to, that's what it's all about and I'm happy to be a part of something like that," Greg Townsend , Sr., former Los Angeles Raiders player said.

Mobile TREC, a cell phone-based emergency contact service company, also sponsored the event.

The anti-bullying program will train the school staff to handle all types of bullying, from physical contact to name-calling to cyber bullying. Teachers will also discuss bullying policies with their students and ensure that disciplinary actions be taken.


Alhambra High and it's entire staff have been there way to long and don't even care about the safety of their students, this is a complete lie and cover up my daughter was sexually harrased every day and when I went to them for help they refused to return my calls. I had to move out of state to get my daughter an education. This is not right or fair for any family to deal with. Like I told the secretary who could only leave messages all suicides are on their hands!!!

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