Arbor View Diamonds Shine in the Spotlight

By Cassandra Taylor, Southern Nevada Vice President

On September 24, 2012 Arbor View DECA members were featured on 88.9 KNPR's radio station and website. DECA members recently worked on an anti-bullying campaign after receiving a $1,000 grant for their campaign to help a local women’s shelter that was vandalized last spring.

"We wanted to find a way to promote anti-bullying, discrimination, prejudice, and defamation anywhere we can find it and knock it out", says Dayisha Bonet, Arbor View DECA’s No Place for Hate Project Leader.

Members of Arbor View DECA not only created bracelets and hand-delivered them to women at a local shelter, but they also inspired many by simply sharing their message of no hate.  They took action in our community's bullying and made a change in many women's lives. Shakkur Dennis, a project participant, states, "I see bullying, and how people don't do anything. They’re bystanders. Well, I decided I shouldn’t be one of them anymore. I shouldn’t be a bystander. I should get more people involved to try to stop it.”

To find out more about Arbor View’s work with this project and how you can get involved, please visit: http://www.knpr.org/son/archive/detail2.cfm?SegmentID=9271&ProgramID=2598.