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Theatrical Performance to explore the impact of teen bullying

Fulton, NY – Every morning, in every community, young people wake up filled with anxiety and scared to go to school.  Bullying is a very real problem that many of our youth deal with daily, whether it’s on the bus to school, in school, or after school, bullying effects the lives of hundreds of young people in Oswego County.

On November 12, Catholic Charities of Oswego County invites youth of all ages and their parents to enjoy an entertaining and enlightening theatrical performance that focuses on the consequences of bullying and how it should be addressed.

‘Ask the Question,’ an original live musical performance presented by the Media Unit of Syracuse, is set in a high school study hall and explores the behaviors of bullies, victims and by-standers.  A not-for-profit performance and production program for Central New York teens, the Media Unit has performed dozens of shows dealing with pertinent issues facing today’s youth and produces a weekly half hour, national award winning television program.  The half hour performance of ‘Ask the Question’ will be followed by talk back with the audience.

“Bullying is one of the most troublesome issues facing youth today,” said Gail Cooper, coordinator of Catholic Charities Family Education Partnership program. “Bullying is a serious issue. Whether it’s physical, verbal, or emotional; done in person or via the internet; bullying can have a significant impact. Studies have shown that those who are bullied by their peers are at a greater risk for problems such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, even thoughts of suicide.”

“Ask the Question is a must see performance that connects with youth as only the Media Unit can. I encourage youth of all ages and their parents to join us for this special evening,” added Cooper.

The Media Unit’s presentation of ‘Ask the Question’ will be held November 12 at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s CYO facilities at 365 W. First St., Fulton.

The performance, which begins at 6 p.m., is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact Cooper at 315-598-3980 or visit www.ccoswego.com