Education

Bullying Prevention through Peer Leadership

“Many times assemblies are viewed by students, but are quietly forgotten. This is not the case with Metro Theater Company.  Their work will have a definite, lasting impact, and is an example of how character education should be taught!”

~ Cory Milles, Parkway South Middle School 

 

 “Thank you for coming to our classroom, it showed me not to discredit someone…Be yourself and don’t try to be someone you are not.”

~6th grade student, Parkway Northeast Middle School 

 

If you’re interested in the Peer Leadership Program, contact Karen Weberman, Education Director, at karen@metroplays.org or 314-932-7414 x 110.

Unsure about how much time you can make for this in your classroom? Our residencies can be as few as five (60-minute) visits, or can be weekly visits made throughout an entire school year.

This dynamic program empowers student leaders to take an active role in creating positive change in their school communities. Peer Leaders facilitate community building activities with younger students and engage in active dialogue about issues they face within their school. They then present a short scene that reaches a point of crisis and the younger students are invited to get involved. They discuss the inner thoughts and feelings of the characters, interview them and step into the scene to improvise different strategies for creating positive outcomes.