MSF held its annual Thanksgiving events for Partners Against Domestic Violence (PADV) on November the 4th and 11th. PADV is a battered women’s shelter in the metro Atlanta area.
The foundation served turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, snap beans, corn bread muffins, 7-layer salad and brownies and ice cream.
This year, the organization partnered with inspirational speaker Robyn Robbins. Robyn’s presentation, “Transforming Negative Experiences”, was a big hit with the parents. She shared strategies and insights that she used to transform negative experiences and personal tragedies that once held her life hostage through the inspirational art of storytelling. She also walked them through creating vision boards for their goals.
MSF Executive Director, Shannon Singleton, talks about the event. “Robyn was amazing! Her message was powerful and inspirational. She captured her audience with her strong spirit and vivid storytelling. Her presentation coupled with the vision boards empowered the audience to actively pursue their goals! I am so glad the Myles Singleton Foundation had a chance to partner with Robyn. We look forward to working with her in the future!”
This was MSF’s first time presenting an anti-bullying message to Lowery Middle School. The foundation wanted to reach middle school students because it knows how crucial the middle school years can be for children. We asked Mr. Paul Sampson, Assistant Principle of Lowery Middle School, a few questions about the event.
MSF: What impact do you think the presentation had on the students and staff?
Mr. Sampson: It opened eyes. Its been my experience students do not realize the seriousness of what they say/post on the internet. Your presentation and personal stories really brought it home to them.
MSF: What can parents do to help eliminate bullying?
Mr. Sampson: Talk to their children. About their experiences growing up if possible. Kids appreciate learning from their parent’s experiences
MSF: What would you like the readers to know or do?
Mr. Sampson: Talk to their children about being empathetic. Empathy is the key to preventing bullying. The ability for kids to put themselves in someone else’s shoes.
MSF looks forward to continuing its work with Lowery Middle to combat bullying!