Jun 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm
A program to help curb childhood exposure to violence in grand forks county is getting a financial shot in the arm. The safer tomorrows project has received a two-million dollar federal grant to help keep kids safe. one of the first steps is an anti-bullying prevention program is being developed for schools with the goal of having it ready for coming school year. Assistant grand forks school superintendent jodi Thompson says it will help supplement what many classrooms are already doing. A 2011 youth risk behavior survey suggests one in four high school students in the region and 46-percent of middle school students report being bullied on school property in the past 12 months. the safer tommorrows project was one of only four to receive full federal funding.