Arlington, Texas-The Texas Rangers and first baseman Prince Fielder today announced the details of a new educational program designed to help students promote an anti-bullying environment.
Going to Bat against Bullying will launch on-line beginning on Monday, January 26 and will be available for use in grades 4 through 8 in Texas schools. The program has been developed by the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation in partnership with BKFK and MLB Advanced Media.
The program, which is aligned to TEKS standards, will feature anti-bullying tips and ideas from Fielder along with activities designed to prevent and combat bullying. In addition, the Going to Bat against Bullying contest will launch on Monday, February 2 and will ask students to devise concepts to help create an anti-bullying atmosphere in their schools and communities.
"I am proud to be involved with this very important and worthwhile program," said Fielder. "Bullying is a major problem in our society and schools today, and my hope is Going to Bat against Bullying can help make a difference."
Details about the educational program as well as teacher guides, program flyers, and activities materials can be downloaded beginning Monday at texasrangers.com/antibullying. Teachers and school administrators may also register on-line to receive updates and more information on the Going to Bat against Bullying contest, which will run from February 2 through March 27.
The Rangers will promote the program through an outreach program that will include emails to teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators at elementary and middle schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and outreach to the Texas PTA and Texas Association of Student Councils.
Teachers and administrators can also receive more information by contacting the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation at 817-622-7883.
About Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need within our community and provides funding for youth in crisis, youth health initiatives, youth baseball programs, and youth education. Celebrating its 24th year, the Foundation has given back more than $13 million to help children in need.