FULTON – Students at Fourth Street School in Fulton recently learned that by putting themselves in other people’s shoes can lead to lessons of much needed self-love and love toward others.
That message was reinforced with “The Show of Love” presentation by Joe Trionfero.
He stressed the importance of students treating people they way they would like to be treated.
The presentation’s main goal is to stop the hurt that so many young people face from people who have given them a difficult time.
Fourth Street School Principal Erin Simmons said that is key for the students in the Stepping Stones Day program classrooms and the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s 12:1:1 work-study program.
She said that positivity was consistent throughout the show and students were encouraged to strive to live by the motto to “protect, serve and respect.”
Simmons said she was happy to hear Trionfero reinforce the importance of being a leader, role model and positive influence on others.
The Show of Love served as an enhancement to the character education component at Fourth Street School.
Key areas addressed throughout Trionfero’s talk included: respect, civility, responsibility, empathy, communication, anger management, bullying prevention, conflict resolution, violence intervention and appreciating differences.