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“Respect Starts Now” Campaign to Hit the Road in March

January 18, 2018

OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY – Wendell Foster, a local agency serving people with disabilities, is starting a new campaign called “Respect Starts Now!” In 2014, over 4,200 students from seven school districts in western Kentucky participated in Wendell Foster’s “Spread the Word to End the R Word” educational campaign. “Respect Starts Now!” is a new campaign focused on showing respect to all. Wendell Foster invites schools in the surrounding counties to schedule their presentations for spring 2018.
LeVon Cozart, a Guidance Counselor at Eastview Elementary School said, “This campaign will benefit its listeners and remind them that respect is essential. This message is timed perfectly with the events taking place in our world.” The campaign:
Challenges common thinking toward individuals with disabilities and differences.
Supports anti-bullying efforts to build a greater understanding and compassion for others.
Persuades the audience to eliminate all hurtful and insulting terminology from their vocabulary.
The campaign will also offer a bulletin board, essay, and poster contests for students to compete in and win prizes.
To schedule a presentation or for more information, please contact John Gleason, Community Outreach Specialist at 270-852-1486 or [email protected]
Please use the links below for additional contest information and marketing tools:
Respect Starts Now Brochure:
Respect Starts Now Bulletin Board Contest:
Respect Starts Now Essay Contest:
Respect Starts Now Poster Contest:
Respect Starts Now Logo:
815 Triplett Street
P.O. Box 1668
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
PHONE | 270-683-4517
TOLL FREE | 877-932-2678
[email protected]