The West Michigan Aviation Academy located on the grounds of the Gerald R Ford International airport is learning to Be Nice!

The Cascade Community Foundation is proud to support the Mental Health Foundation’s anti-bullying initiative for the 400 plus high school students at the West Michigan Aviation Academy.  the program is designed to spread awareness surrounding the issues of bullying and the importance of treating people with civility community-wide. By creating awareness, they will minimize and reduce the devastating effects of bullying such as depression and suicide.

Bullying is a significant issue within our schools and communities both locally and nationally. The be nice. campaign strives to educate students and community members about how simply “being nice” is an effective way to promote a safe and civil environment within the school and community.

What can you do to BE NICE?

  • is more than just saying don’t bully.
  • is a strengths-based perspective, and a positive way to minimize bullying. We have learned over the years that just telling someone to stop or don’t is negative and often ignored.
  • is a proactive way to encourage kindness among kids, parents, co-workers, etc.
  • is all-encompassing. It goes further than just an action.