Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Rockford Area Law Enforcement Leaders Show Support for "Lights On Afterschool"
Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross and Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea spent an afternoon with dozens of kids participating in the "LightsOn Afterschool" program at McIntosh Elementary School in Rockford. As members of "Fight Crime: Invest in Kids" State's Attorney Hite Ross supports programs like these that keep kids in the classroom and out of the courtroom. A recent report, shows that in Illinois, juvenile crime peaks from 2-6pm on school days with about 28 percent of all juvenile crime occurring during those hours. The program at McIntosh School is part of the after school achievement program at the Rockford Public Schools. Currently, almost 80 kids between the second and fifth grades are enrolled in the program at McIntosh.
Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn Hit Ross talks with McIntosh Elementary School Kids participating in the After School Program. Hite Ross is encouraging kids to Respect themselves, others and our differences as part of a new Positive Promotions, Inc. initative to reduce bullying and highten civility in our schools and our community.
As part of the RESPECT campaign, State's Attorney Hite Ross highlighted each letter of the word for students to follow for success.
R-Realizing your potential and always trying your best.
E-Embracing other peoples' differences.
S-Setting a good example by being kind to everyone.
P-Promising not to be a bully.
E-Earning respect by showing good character.
C-Choosing to make healthy and safe decisions.
T-Treating others the way you want to be treated.
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