The Magic Guy & BRAVE – How to Cope with Bullies

Terry “The Magic Guy” Sangrene

The non-profit organization Be Ready Against Violence Everywhere (“BRAVE”) developed two programs to help school-aged children increase their awareness of violence, and thereby decrease the number of violent events.  They enlisted the assistance of Terry “The Magic Guy” Sangrene to use magic and humor to deliver this very important, and unfortunately, timely message. 

 

Mr. Sangrene‘s latest presentation of BRAVE’s program was to Wallace Elementary Schools in Des Moines, Iowa. With a mixture of magic and message, Terry the Magic Guy wants to help students “feel empowered next time they see a bully to do something about it and not just keep getting picked on.” 

 

Mr. Sangrene has presented the BRAVE programs — “Be BRAVE and Not a Bully,” and “Be BRAVE, Be a Hero” ? over the last two years throughout central Iowa.  BRAVE designed the programs to entertain and equip the children with the tools necessary to handle the inevitable encounters with bullies. 

 

Through the program, “Be BRAVE, Be a Hero,” Mr. Sangrene taught students that the best method of dealing with a potentially violent student is to: ignore the bully, walk away from the bully, tell the bully to stop and, if none of those work, to get help.  In “Be BRAVE and Not a Bully,” he encourages potential bullies to change. 

 


Terry “The Magic Guy” Sangrene

The non-profit organization Be Ready Against Violence Everywhere (“BRAVE”) developed two programs to help school-aged children increase their awareness of violence, and thereby decrease the number of violent events.  They enlisted the assistance of Terry “The Magic Guy” Sangrene to use magic and humor to deliver this very important, and unfortunately, timely message. 

 

Mr. Sangrene‘s latest presentation of BRAVE’s program was to Wallace Elementary Schools in Des Moines, Iowa. With a mixture of magic and message, Terry the Magic Guy wants to help students “feel empowered next time they see a bully to do something about it and not just keep getting picked on.” 

 

Mr. Sangrene has presented the BRAVE programs — “Be BRAVE and Not a Bully,” and “Be BRAVE, Be a Hero” ? over the last two years throughout central Iowa.  BRAVE designed the programs to entertain and equip the children with the tools necessary to handle the inevitable encounters with bullies. 

 

Through the program, “Be BRAVE, Be a Hero,” Mr. Sangrene taught students that the best method of dealing with a potentially violent student is to: ignore the bully, walk away from the bully, tell the bully to stop and, if none of those work, to get help.  In “Be BRAVE and Not a Bully,” he encourages potential bullies to change. 

 

Julie Turner and Deborah Zimmer began the project in 1993, after they both experienced the devastating effect of violence in their schools.  Their dedication to prevent incidents of the type they witnessed gave rise to BRAVE and development of programs like those performed by Mr. Sangrene.  Their focus is narrow and noble: BRAVE is dedicated to raise awareness of, and thereby reduce the number of, violent events we all experience in our day-to-day lives. 

 

Congratulations to both Ms. Turner and Ms. Zimmer as well as Mr. Sangrene for their important work. 

 

Check out the full article on the show in the Des Moines Register by clicking here.

Visit Mr. Sangreme‘s website by clicking here.

Learn more about BRAVE, its noble mission, and its very positive impact by clicking here.  

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