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Bullying opponents seek volunteers

A Long Island non-profit service that provides free education to schools about youth violence prevention and child safety is looking for volunteers to join its efforts to stop bullying and cyber-bullying among children.

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of bullying, child abuse and neglect.

“Our prevention through education programs have been proven to be effective in teaching children how to stay safe from bullies, help others, and become good online citizens,” said Alane Fagin, executive director.

Linda Friedman, principal of Walnut Street Elementary School in Uniondale, said the school has hosted workshops for fourth and fifth grade students, workshops for parents and also for teachers.

“It’s a wonderful organization,” Friedman said. “They are making a difference in the lives of children, and of parents and in schools.”

Volunteers must enjoy working with kids, have spare time during school hours and their own transportation. Interviews will be held at the CAPS Roslyn office. Volunteers are provided free professional training and may choose elementary, middle or high school students.

Volunteers are also needed to support general office work and fundraising projects. For more information, call 516-621-0552 ext. 104 or 631-289-3240 ext. 104 or visit www.capsli.org.
 

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