Globetrotters spread message of anti-bullying at Lewis Lemon Elementary
The Harlem Globetrotters may be known for their tricks and silly antics on the basketball court, but the group paid a visit to Lewis Lemon Elementary School on Friday to spread a more serious message on anti-bullying.
The Globetrotters use the acronym "T.E.A.M." to teach kids how to stop bullying. The 'T' is talk, the 'E' is empathy, the 'A' is ask a question and the 'M' is mobilize.
The presentation aims to get kids to talk to friends, parents and teachers about problems they may be having at school or otherwise. Students learned an important lesson from the team and even got in a few good laughs.
"The T.E.A.M. Up program gives them some instructions on how to fish out, who may be going through an issue," says Globetrotters star Hops Pearce. "Giving them the resources or tools to really correct that problem is really, really important."
The Harlem Globetrotters will stop by the BMO Harris Bank Center on Dec. 29 for the 2020 "Pushing The Limits" World Tour.