HCCC Community Engagement

HCCC Community Engagement

A snapshot of Community Engagement and Applied Learning at Herkimer County Community College

“Adopt a School” Anti-Bullying Program     

Herkimer College Athletic Department provides outreach to youth in the community by visiting local schools to present an anti-bullying program. The “Adopt a School” outreach initiative was developed three years ago by Athletic Director Donald Dutcher and Assistant Athletic Director Richard Dawkins. Students are taught about physical, emotional, social and cyber bullying, with visual demonstrations given by Herkimer College athletes. In January, presentations were made at Herkimer BOCES, Herkimer Elementary School and Westmoreland Road Elementary School. The program was designed to give participants a thorough understanding of the types of bullying and where it is most prevalent during their daily schedule. The Athletic Department coaches and administrators have presented a variety of topics during their “Adopt a School” visits over the past three years. Their goal is to teach students and potential student-athletes the importance of exercise, eating healthy and studying on a regular basis, and that it pays to be good to others.

Campus contact:
Donald Dutcher, Director of Athletics
315 866-0300, ext. 8255
dutcherdm@herkimer.edu

Herkimer County Community College

100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-0300
www.herkimer.edu