Harlem Globetrotter Jet Rivers visited Ridgewood Elementary on Monday, April 1 to show off some basketball tricks and also deliver an anti-bullying message that was designed by the National Campaign to Stop Violence.
Rivers' presentation "T.E.A.M. UP AT SCHOOL" was designed to give students a set of tools they can use to combat bullying.
The acronym T.E.A.M. that stands for Talk, Empathize, Ask questions, and Mobilize. Rivers' presentation made an impact on the students at Ridgewood while he performing the Globetrotters’ signature ball-handling skills and humor to make an impact on the Ridgewood students. Four students and two teachers were chosen to participate in the presentation. By the end of the afternoon, they were all showing off their unique skills and sharing their insight about ways to end the cycle of bullying.
The Harlem Globetrotters often visit schools with the T.E.A.M. UP AT SCHOOL PROGRAM ahead of their performances. The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the TaxSlayer Center on Saturday, April 13.