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PCTN 2013 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
We often ask the question: Does our name, Paradise center for Tolerance and Nonviolence, really express what we want to convey to the community?
Recently, an article circulated regarding the word tolerance. The word is imperfect and often conjures up thoughts of merely putting up with something, but this is not the message we want to send. The UNESCO definition, offered in the article, really speaks to our mission:
Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. Tolerance is harmony in difference.
Iï¿½We know you can understand the passion behind this definition and that this is the message we want to bring to the Paradise Ridge community.
This is also the message PCTN brings to our Youth Bullying Prevention Programs. Since 2005, PCTN has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club and more recently with the Charter Schools to teach children the importance of respect and assertiveness. Below are some impressive thoughts from the students involved in the prorams:
Â· Some people act different; we should be awesomely sweet and try to understand them. 5th grade student
Â· I learned being assertive is the best way. 6th grade student
Â· I won't be as careless with words or actions. 6th grade student
Â· I think I'm going to approach everything differently. 4th grade student
This annual Membership Drive directly supports our bullying prevention work. Please join PCTN in our efforts. Send your 2013 membership in the enclosed envelope or make your donation by credit card using PayPal on our website â€“ just go to www.pctn.org and hit DONATE NOW. Thank you!
Dan Johnson Donna Dolinar
President Resource Development Chair
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