What is the Who Is NOBODY? education program…
Who Is NOBODY? is a literacy-based bullying prevention program for Grades 1 – 12 that applies the curriculum to real-life experiences. Students build self-esteem by discovering their strengths and using them to help the community in a personal way. Each participant experiences not being a bystander by helping somebody else.
Who Is NOBODY? teaches students that EVERYBODY is SOMEBODY! It is easy to set up with any age or ability level, self-running over the entire school year, the resources are reusable and the impact is tangible.
How does it work?
The program begins when a mysterious package arrives in the post that says:
Inside, along with 25+ support materials, is NOBODY, a blue denim doll that has no interests, abilities, age, gender, ethnic or cultural identity, friends or character.
Students find out that:
EVERYBODY will help NOBODY become SOMEBODY!
Each week a different student brings NOBODY and the program resources home to follow the 5 Top Secret Who Is NOBODY? Steps that support students in discovering their interests and using them to build a project that helps the community.
41 000 Recorded Projects (to date) range from:
- Creating an anti-tobacco campaign to encourage students not to smoke
- Collecting towels school-wide to recycle and donate to a local animal shelter
- Researching how to build a compost and designing a pamphlet with instructions for classmates
What is the result?
Each participant reflects, documents, shares, celebrates and inspires their peers by:
- NOBODY becoming SOMEBODY!
Adding an attachment to NOBODY that represents their project and reflects EVERYBODY’S unique interests
- Class Scrapbook
Writing a story and drawing a picture that goes in the class Scrapbook
- Class Presentation
Describing how they put their interests into action, reading their story to the class and explaining what their attachment represents