Last fall, after school students at Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary Media and Performing Arts Institute worked with Creative Action Associate Director of Community Engagement Fadeelah Muhyee and Campbell Elementary Site Coordinator Dawn Burnside to write and produce this catchy and engaging original song about bullying.
Creative Action programs work to prevent bullying in our communities by strengthening positive skills like cooperation, empathy, confidence, resilience, and leadership — skills that prevent future bullies from forming, help targets of of bullying deal with the negative consequences of being bullied, and encourage bystanders of bullying to intervene.
The song champions these skills, encouraging listeners to deal with bullying in positive ways and to tell trusted adults if they witness or experience bullying.
In addition to premiering at Campbell Elementary’s fall showcase, the song also appeared at our most recent Community Art Sunday event, where Campbell’s step team performed to its engaging beat and lyrics (pictured above).
Listen to the original piece below. Students ages 11 – 15 also interested in creating original music should check out Creative Action’s Studio and The Bridge programs, which incorporate music production education.