Bullying is an epidemic in schools throughout this country. Here at Grover Cleveland High School, we take a proactive approach to prevent bullying from even occurring. We have partnered with the Anti-Defamation League to provide all incoming freshman with a week-long Anti-Bullying Training Course. The lessons, carefully constructed with assistance from the ADL and taught by our upper-classmen, who themselves were taught by their older peers when they were freshmen, helps students to identify bullying behavior and provides steps that they can take in order to help stop it dead in its tracks.
We use this program to foster a "See something, say something" policy with all of our students so that we have "eyes and ears" throughout the entire building'
Grover Cleveland High School is also unique in that we are one of the only schools in all of NYC to offer an "Ally Room". Students who feel like they are being bullied, but do not feel comfortable telling an adult can enter this peer-run room during any period of the day. Our Ally Room Student Liaisons are specially trained to seek out the appropriate services required, depending on the severity of the bullying behavior being reported. All information provided is confidential. Students who also feel like they are not fully acclimating to the school environment may also take advantage of this room, as the room also provides an opportunity to connect with other students and join extra-curricular activities.
The Anti-Defamation League ranks us each year among the top schools in New York for our work fighting bullying, prejudice, racism, and homopobia.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin