Bully Proof Project Kicks Off


Glen Cove students, parents, teachers and city officials gathered on Wednesday, April 15 at St. Rocco’s Church for the kickoff of The Bully Proof Project. The goal of the project is to raise awareness about bullying and to educate all levels of the community on this critical issue.

At the table to discuss Glen Cove’s new Bully Proof Project are Teresa Leotta, Mayor Reggie Spinello, Sgt. Ryan Nardone, Robert M. Finley Middle School principal Nelson Iocolano and Tiziana Cacace. Standing: Luigi Greco, Coleen Spinello, Maria Rivera, Carmelina Papasidero, Michelle Khodai, Laura Perfetti, Norma Iona and Mary Spoto.

“Nationwide studies have shown that 28 percent of students are bullied in school and Glen Cove is not immune to this trend,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello. “Programs like The Bully Proof Project can help raise awareness and engage the community to develop strategies and programs for bullying prevention and intervention.”

Speakers and attendees shared ideas about how to make Glen Cove a bully-free community.

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