Governor Herbert would like to invite all Utah Schools to participate.
Who: Governor Herbert and Nick Vujicic
When: March 7, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Via UEN’s IVC from Bryant Middle School
What: Life without Limits Anti-Bullying / Suicide Prevention Assembly
- The link to the live event will be available here on March 7th @ 1:00 p.m.
- After March 7th you will find a link to the streamed recording here.
Thanks to Utah Governor Gary Herbert, a free assembly on the prevention of bullying and youth suicide will be available to your school next week via our Interactive Video Conferencing system. Your schools can view the assembly live Thursday, March 7, or at a later time via a streamed recording.
The hour-long assembly will feature Nick Vujicic, a Serbian Australian motivational speaker and evangelist who was born with tetramelia syndrome, a rare condition in which all four limbs are missing. Although Nick was bullied as a youth and considered suicide, he now holds degrees in accounting and financial planning and is author of “Life Without Limits, Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life” (Random House, 2010).
Nick’s presentation is important for Utah students to hear. Bullypolice.org estimates that 22.8 percent of Utah school age children have been bullied. One Utah school administrator says the percentage is closer to 50%. Youth suicide in our state is also of great concern. Utah had the 17th highest suicide rate in the nation from 1999-2010 for youth aged 10-17. While more teen girls attempt to take their own lives in Utah, more teen boys actually die from their attempts.
This hour-long assembly from an internationally known speaker will both engage and inspire Utah students to be more respectful and supportive of each other.
Governor Herbert will introduce Nick at 1:00 p.m. on March seventh. The event will originate from Bryant Middle School is Salt Lake City. It will conclude by 2:00 p.m. So that we may plan for the bandwidth this assembly may use, will you please complete the 1-question poll at this address: http://go.uen.org/94
You can indicate your preference for live, recorded or non-participation.
Thanks very much for you time and attention to this important issue for education in Utah.
Ray Timothy, PhD
CEO and Executive Director
Utah Education Network