Queens College helps ‘stomp out bullying’

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

Courtesy of the Queens College Athletic Department
Courtesy of the Queens College Athletic Department

The Queens College women’s lacrosse team is helping to stamp out bullying.

The Queens College women’s lacrosse team stepped outside the lines and traveled to St. Gregory’s Grammar School in Manhattan on December 9 as part of the national “Stomp Out Bullying” campaign. The campaign is an anti-bullying and cyber-bullying program for children and teens.

Speaking to both seventh and eighth grade classes, the Knights gave demonstrations about the effects of bullying and how to prevent it from happening. Students at St. Gregory’s were provided with some statistics about bullying and shown that this is something that many kids are affected by on a daily basis.

“Our bullying seminar at St. Gregory’s is the most rewarding volunteer experience I have ever had,” said senior defender and team captain, Nicole Foy. “Just doing the research, watching all the YouTube videos, and even sharing my experience with bullying has had an impact on me. I can only hope that the students were touched just as much.”

This program is one of 40-plus community service projects that the Queens College athletics department will be performing throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.