Principal, Rosa Cerda-Castaneda, and Miguel Sanchez, Regional Director of School Support, Southwest Region, MPS, and 400+ students at Longfellow Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI greeted Generations Against Bullying (GAB), and guest speaker, former Green Bay Packer, William Henderson with smiles and a high energy welcome. Char Schaefer, a teacher at Longfellow, gave a heartwarming introduction for GAB.
Char is a huge supporter of GAB and has two daughters that are GAB Peer Ambassadors at Greendale High School.
William spoke of his experiences with the Packers and his fellow players Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers; and how Reggie White took him under his wing as a Packer rookie.
William described how he was bullied as a young man-“I wish I had someone that would have stood up for me when I was being bullied”. William then explained that if a bystander to bullying becomes and upstander, the bullying stops within 10 seconds 85% of the time. He encouraged the Longfellow students to learn how to become an upstander.
GAB’s mission is to give every school the opportunity to display our upstander symbol in front of the school, demonstrating, “We are an Upstander school.
Thank you to the Longfellow staff and students for their warm hospitality.