KILLINGTON—Burlington-based nonprofit Puppets in Education (PiE) received funding from National Life Group Foundation to support a morning of bully prevention and empathy-building programs for Killington Elementary School Monday, March 13.
Students shared their experiences and learned tips and tools to keep themselves and others safe while becoming a caring bystander.
These empathy-building presentations provided a foundation to promote acceptance and to help build friendships.
Puppets in Education is in its 35th year serving over 10,000 children and adults annually. PiE began as Kids on the Block-Vermont in 1982 with four puppets and has now grown to deliver 23 programs addressing many societal concerns, including bullying, abuse, childhood obesity, mental health, drug use and other topics.
National Life Group Foundation formed in 2006 and has an annual budget of $750,000 to support nonprofits and education.
Killington students pose with their mentors from a recent presentation by Vermont-based Puppets in Education.