Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids is bullied and up to 43% of students have been bullied while online. Cedar Heights students are no different. The PTSA Secretary, Alayna Christman, personally saw this and wanted to do something. She reached out to the PTSA, joined, became an Executive Board member and brought about the AntiBullying Program.


February 16th, the PTSA invited community members to talk to all students about kindness, inclusiveness, and the wrongs of of bullying. 

Eugene Youngblood:
     Look2Justice Youth Advocate & Community Engagement Specialist, motivational speaker, and mentor. Master Trainer for Roots of Success Environmental Literacy Job Readiness program.
     Currently works with King County Juvenile Authority, Seattle Police Department, King County Sheriff and dedicated to serving those in need or impacted by community traumas. Mr. Youngblood is a fighter for juvenile justice. He goes inside of the Echo Glen Juvenile Center and King County Juvenile Center weekly in order to engage and encourage the youth in navigating away from the school to prison pipeline. He has presented at major colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Grady Mitchell:
     Entrepreneur, Owner of Grady A. Mitchell, Consulting in Kent. Mr. Mitchell is a Community Resource Bridger, motivational speaker, trauma informed facilitator, Department of Corrections Volunteer, and mentor. Master Trainer for Roots of Success Environmental Literacy Job Readiness program at Oakridge Group Facility in Lakewood. Participates in cadet training for the Seattle Police Department and King County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Mitchell has spoken/presented at conferences sponsored by Yale university, Boston College, and Columbia University.
     Currently works at Collective Justice as a Trauma Informed Facilitator where he works weekly with a group of men formerly incarcerated. Mr. Mitchell serves the community and works with House of Mercy as a Digital Navigation Lead; providing formerly incarcerated, underserved and marginalized communities with digital workshops and free laptops. He is on the board of two highly respected not for profit community-based organizations and mentored many individuals.


Adam Easterbrook:
     Chief of Police for City of Covington. Chief Easterbrook has worked for the King County Sheriff’s Office for the past 16 years. During his 16 years with the Sheriff's Department, Chief Easterbrook spent seven years as a Master Police Officer and Patrol Training Officer. Along with working in the Patrol Unit, he also spent five years as a detective in both the Criminal Investigations Unit and in the Street Crimes Unit primarily investigating drug related cases. Prior to working in law enforcement, Chief Easterbrook was a Math Teacher for four years at Tahoma Junior High Shcool.
     Currently, Chief Easterbrook is a Sergeant with the King County Sheriff's Office for the last four years and the Chief of Police for the City of Covington for the last two years.

February 16th the students assembled to hear from our presenter listed above. We truly hope they are inspired to spread kindness and not hate. And while this one day was a great reminder for all of us to be better human beings, we have more to do to impress kindness to the student body, our local community, and the world as a whole. Please take time to discuss bullying and it's affect with your student(s).