According to, bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

The Pathway to Student Success includes the goal – all students feel accepted. Let’s all work to ensure that this a reality for all our kids. 

On Saturday, Bullying - Be the SolutionApril 6, at the Grand Rapids Public Library Meeting room at 3:00 p.m., Rachel Bledsoe, mother of two, is forming a parent group aimed to help support the campaign against bullying in Grand Rapids Schools. Rachel’s sons have encountered bullying and she wants to empower students and support the schools to insure a positive learning environment. She is coordinating a town hall meeting with citizens and various community organizations and entities along with C.A.B. (Community Against Bullying) founder Danielle Nesvold (507) 434-4689 or 440-8857, to look at a strategy to start a campaign in Grand Rapids.

There will be presentations about how important it is to involve the entire community and ways that are successful in doing so. There will be a discussion of forming a group in Grand Rapids and also a presentation on how to help empower children to not become victims.

There will be door prizes given away from area community businesses for those who attend.