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My name is Samantha Slykas and I am 14 years of age. I am hosting a free self-awareness event for all ages at the Veterans Memorial Building this Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The topics I will cover include bullying, harassment, cyberbullying, stranger danger, personal space, self-defense, and a meet and greet with safety personnel in our community.
I am doing this event because I feel our self-awareness is at a low with all the technological distractions. Cell phones, video games and even having our earbuds in are distractions when we are walking, biking or handling a vehicle. I feel we all can benefit from this event by refreshing the importance of our surroundings and possible dangers that can occur.
I will have skits performed so the message can reach the younger audience, and there will be tons of different activities and information.
I hope to see you there!