What is Project TRUST?
Project TRUST is an anti-bullying program created in 1992 to end bullying and create positive school culture to encourage youth development. TRUST stands for Teaching Respect, Understanding, and Student Teamwork. At the program’s core is a 3 day retreat, where high school students, district staff members, college students and faculty, and community members shepherd students through a series of team building activities designed to create an environment where a culture of mutual respect and understanding can thrive.
Why Project TRUST?
Bullying is a serious issue facing many of our schools today. As those schools look at ways to solve the problem, many look towards zero-tolerance and other reactionary policies. Project TRUST provides a preventative program where respect and tolerance thrive in place of bullying and negativity. Prevention is the key to stopping bullying, and prevention programs work on a level that reactionary, zero-tolerance policies cannot.