Teaching kids to be kind to each other, and to reject bullying behavior, aren’t just lessons for the school classroom. A program designed to enrich the lives of young children will be holding events at Spotsylvania Towne Centre, in addition to all the other malls in the Cafaro organization. “Be a Buddy, Not A Bully” is an effort that begins in the month of October, which has been designated National Anti-Bullying Month.
“Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” was born as an extension of an ongoing program for children, based on the lessons of Captain McFinn and Friends. The stories revolve around the underwater inhabitants of the fictional world of Sand Dusty Reef. Captain McFinn, their hero, is a Black-Tipped Reef Shark who used to be a bully. He has transformed into a hero, friend, and protector through the example of others. The stories teach powerful lessons about kindness, loyalty, honesty, empathy, and care for the world’s environment.