Graves Co. Schools to present 'I Am Someone' program on Oct. 14 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Graves Co. Schools to present 'I Am Someone' program on Oct. 14

(Source: Graves Co. Schools) (Source: Graves Co. Schools)

The Graves County School District will present two assemblies at Graves County High School’s Eagles’ Nest Gymnasium for grades 4-12 Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The elementary school program includes grades 4-6 throughout the district and focuses on bullying issues such as recognizing, reporting, and reacting to bullying.

The middle and high school program focuses on responsible use of technology and addresses cyber bullying, social media, and sexting, among other topics.

“We’re excited to have Scott Harvey as our featured speaker,” said Graves County Schools Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Christy Puckett. “He delivers an important, appropriate, and positive message that emphasizes traditional and valued character traits. We hope that parents will ask their children about the message after the presentation and start worthwhile discussions in their homes.”

Harvey has been a full time police officer in central Kentucky for nearly two decades. In that time, he has taught the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program and currently supervises both the DARE and School Resource Officer units for his agency. He has been speaking to both large and small groups for more than ten years. He addressed more than 60,000 people and conducted 62 presentations in 2014 alone.

Harvey uses his unique storytelling style and sense of humor to connect with his audiences. He challenges them to be part of the solution, instead of part of the problem.

Using his trademarked “I am Someone” approach, he challenges each member of his audience to be the “Someone” who does something about the problems they witness. Whether they are dealing with a bullying situation or using their technology, being “Someone” goes a long way to make a bad situation better.

His presentations all center on personal responsibility. He stresses to each audience member that the “Someone” you have been waiting on to do something about the problem at hand just might be you! He says that it’s time to quit waiting on “Someone” to solve a problem that’s right in front of your own eyes! … Because, I am Someone… and so are you!

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