Uplifting, empowering, and creating a safe and healthy environment for youth.
Promoting Healthy Hygiene While Denouncing Bullying
Why Project Hygiene?
THERE IS A NEED
43% of children in the U.S. live in low-income households and 21% live in poverty. These living situations can impede children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems.
YOUTH ARE AT RISK
Reports of bullying are highest for middle schools (28%), followed by high schools (16%), combined schools (12%), and primary schools (9%).
PERSISTENT BULLYING IS IMPACTFUL
Can lead to or worsen feelings of isolation, rejection, exclusion, and despair, as well as depression and anxiety,
which can contribute to suicidal behavior.
WE HAVE THE POWER
Recommended approaches to preventing bullying include connecting youth to caring adults and activities and creating protective community environments.