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PA CARES: Bullying Prevention in Pennsylvania Schools


PA CARES (Creating an Atmosphere of Respect and Environment for Success) helps decrease bullying behaviors; enhance intervention efforts; provide safe and productive learning environments; and improve school response and reaction to bullying by establishing school-based bullying prevention programs. PA CARES is funded by the Highmark Foundation.

PA CARES offers grant opportunities for schools interested in implementing the research-based Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Schools that are chosen to participate receive materials and resources for all staff, a small monetary award, and training/technical assistance to support implementation of the OBPP.

In the past five years, the Highmark Foundation provided more than 260 Pennsylvania elementary, middle and high schools – with a total student population of more than 180,000 – with the tools and resources needed to implement the OBPP.

The application period for the 2011-2012 school year is now closed. Please check back for future announcements.





Visit the Highmark Foundation Bullying Prevention Institute for professional development opportunities, resources and more information about the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Pennsylvania.