Actor, author and inspirational speaker Wayne Soares visited The YMCA’s Camp Weber today in West Springfield.
Soares is the current Spokesman for Red Sox Hall of Famer Jason Varitek’s Pitching In For Kids Foundations Anti Bullying Campaign, “Be Kind, Always.” PIFK’s is a non-profit organization that donates to a variety of youth centered programs that helps kids from educational to leadership.
Soares spoke on the importance of developing a gameplan to know what you’re going to say or do when confronted by bullies. He also provided tips and strategies to help with confidence and self esteem. Two huge factors for victims. He also encouraged kids who witness bullying to “step up and help” reminding them that “if you sit back and watch, you’re just as guilty as the bully.”
YMCA Campers also participated in a 20-Minute question and answer session and according to Soares, “asked Some really terrific questions.”
PIFK’s and Soares hope to triple the (60) schools they did last year and will be working closely with the YMCA of Greater Springfield on additional appearances at YMCA venues.
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There is NO CHARGE for Wayne’s appearance.