The Crown CARES
(Creating A Respectful Environment in Schools-Society)
The Crown CARES (Creating A Respectful Environment in Schools/Society) program established in 2010, is specifically designed for volunteers from pageant systems and peer ambassadors who wish to promote awareness as a platform on the epidemic of bullying in schools, social awareness, inclusiveness and social bias, to cultivate a safe environment and most importantly teach skills to develop social responsibility in school-age children, youth, teens and adults. Our platform began as a Bullying Prevention program and grew into the much larger issue facing our country today. (You may look under the "Unite" tab for all your resources for bullying prevention and handouts.)
CHECK OUT OUR RESOURCE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BULLYING PREVENTION, BUT THERE IS MORE........
Designed to raise awareness of positive social behaviors, bullying and harassment prevention, and to give practical solutions, the easy how to manual, provided to the participants, provides the general knowledge, research, resources and practical advice necessary to incorporate steps and measures for your program to effectively promote awareness of bullying prevention, creating a safe school environment and a safe workplace and community.
The Crown CARES program outlines the definition and simple solutions of the age-old problem of negative social behaviors and bullying. While there are no grandiose or magical explanations, intellectually understanding the importance of social skills help to form positive relationships, have conversations, develop appropriate body language, cooperation with our peers, and how to share and even play together (coexist). Having well developed social skills also leads to improved mental capacity and cognitive abilities, as well as good overall mental health. Developing and maintaining a program in or out of school is what will set you at the forefront of your competition and place you in a reputable place in your community. It is our responsibility as adults, community leaders, role models, caretakers and human beings to nurture the delicacy of our youth and future. We can only accomplish this by ongoing education and by practicing what we teach, with the youth’s safety and future as the principal purpose.
Excerpts from this program were taken from the workbook, The Comfort Zone and by Meline Kevorkian, ED., Robin D’Antona, ED. and Deb Landry, Maines Best Practice Manual, and Sticks Stones and Stumped children’s book and workbook by Deb Landry, and the Unite Against Bullying Program by Deb Landry, published by Bryson Taylor Publishing.
The Crown CARES is also available as Unite Against Bullying ME for non pageant people.
The program and logo is researched based and is copyrighted. Crown CARES is free for all people to use.
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Make a Difference,
The Starfish Story
The following is one of my favorite stories (author unknown) that never fails to inspire me in sustaining my belief in what I do as a Christ-follower, regardless of how insignificant it may seem to the eyes of others.
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”
Crossroads Crown CARES raises scholarships for your pageant. Contact us for more information on if you qualify for our grant scholarship program. SEE below
Crossroads Crown CARES Scholarships and grants change the lives of their grantees by providing access to furthering education for our volunteers and participants. CC scholarships also leverage our programs to impact society in a broader way, aiming to change our communities through Creating a Respectful Environment in Schools and Society with these awards.
Our scholarship is managed by a third party which is Crossroads, a 501c3 youth organization that provides scholarship funds for organizations that provide community service. The guidelines, rules, and amount of donations are set up by the pageant organization.