KENNEWICK, Wash. – One of the core missions of the Benton Franklin Fair is youth development. As part of that platform, the Fair provides anti-bullying education in schools in our community.
The program is led by rodeo clown JJ Harrison, a former middle school science teacher, who shares a passion for helping kids become successful adults.
Harrison will be in area schools this week leading Don’t Be a Bull-Y assemblies, teaching the difference between bullying and teasing, and the difference between being a tattletale versus reporting bad behavior. The program will also incorporate the Stop, Walk and Talk method of dealing with bullies.
Harrison is the rodeo clown at the Horse Heaven Round-Up and has partnered in the anti-bullying efforts with the Fair for more than a decade, reaching more than 20,000 students with that message.
The program helps students learn valuable lessons in a fun, approachable way, and provides important anti-bullying curriculum for the schools as well.
The program lasts approximately 45 minutes. Each student in attendance receives a free ticket to the 2023 Fair and a token for a ride at the GESA Carousel of Dreams.
The 75th Benton Franklin Fair & Horse Heaven Round-Up Rodeo will be August 22-26 at the Fairgrounds in Kennewick.