December 22, 2011 – ING Initiates Muslim Youth Program Addressing Bullying In School

Partnering with the White House, Departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Justice, ING launches in summer 2011 a Bullying Prevention program aimed at building awareness of bullying in the American Muslim community and providing resources for parents, students and educators on rights, best practices for bullying prevention and identity building workshops for Muslim youth. The following important steps were taken by the organization to counter bullying and provide best practices for prevention:

1.      ING President Maha Elgenaidi attended the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention.

2.      ING held bullying prevention workshops for both students and parents at Islamic Society of

North America (ISNA) and Muslim Youth of North America’s (MYNA) national conferences.

3.      ING in partnership with ISNA and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held four

Bullying Prevention Webinars.

4.      ING President Maha Elgenaidi participated in the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit, where updates on the latest in federal policy and research surrounding bullying were presented.

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