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Support The Cause

Friends, it is not enough to say you raise your children not to see color. It is not enough to tell your children to be kind, without teaching them the reasons why we must love our neighbors. It is not enough to say publicly that discrimination will not be tolerated, while privately you do nothing. We must set the example for our children as to the kind of citizens we want them to become.  Journey with us as we embark on an endeavor that will benefit all students and families within our community.

Research shows that the most effective bullying prevention efforts involve students, parents, teachers, and community members. Community-wide engagement demonstrates to students that adults care what happens to them and that they are not alone. Pasco County Agents for Change works collaboratively with families, schools, and community partners like Anytown and Pasco Pride to improve reporting, implement solutions and create a broader culture of caring support for all youth in Pasco County.

How We Work To Change Culture

Research shows that the most effective bullying prevention efforts involve students, parents, teachers, and community members. Community-wide engagement demonstrates to students that adults care what happens to them and that they are not alone. Pasco County Agents for Change works collaboratively with families, schools, and community partners like Anytown and Pasco Pride to improve reporting, implement solutions and create a broader culture of caring support for all youth in Pasco County.

Evidence Based Solutions

School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25% (McCallion & Feder, 2013).  Additionally, students reported that the most helpful things teachers can do are:  listen to the student, check in with them afterwards to see if the bullying stopped, and give the student advice (Davis & Nixon, 2010). Furthermore, involving law enforcement officials, faith organizations, community action groups, and other visible members of the community helps school officials and parents to address the bigger issues of disrespect, bias, and violence that can contribute to bullying issues in schools (StopBullying.gov, 2016; Swearer, Wang, Collins, Strawhun, & Fluke, 2014 ).

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Posted: June 19, 2018

'PCAC' push for diversity,

inclusion training in schools

The Pasco County School District will start training armed school guardians this summer to protect campuses from active shooters -- and the group called 'Pasco County Agents for Change' is pushing for wide scale diversity and inclusion training...

Community Stories

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Posted: August 13, 2018

Santucci Family Story

My husband and are writing on behalf of Pasco County Agents for Change in support of their efforts focused on fostering diversity and inclusion in Pasco County schools and the community as a whole. We support the mission of this cause as we truly believe in a fair and equal educational experience for all students in all grade levels in Pasco County...

Posted: August 13, 2018

Grow beyond the limits

of my own life

When I think of an agent of change, I imagine an individual or group with the courage
and constitution of character to press forward and forge change. The concept is simple: does
one support and foster new mindsets, innovative ideas, and different methods to achieve
outcomes? This may take the form...

Sheena Lofton-Huggins,  Mother/Co-Founder

I am a wife and mother of 3. My family and I have lived in Pasco County for four years. We purchased our first home in Trinity, Florida, which is a wonderful community full of great neighbors. Similarly to the nearby community of Land O’ Lakes, our community is an area with amazing schools and parents who are very involved in their children’s education. Like all parents, we want to give our children the opportunity to thrive, achieve academic excellence, and accomplish their dreams.

My son has experienced overt racism and prejudice in school. This year, it has gotten so bad that we have seriously considered moving to another county. It has negatively impacted him and his interactions with others.