Welcome to the Miracle League of Alexandria (MLA) website. You will find a lot of information on this site about the MLA, its activities, and the people that it works with. We hope that you find it both useful and informative.
In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying invites the public to participate in “Bully Free Starts With Me!” Unity Day on Friday, October 13. On that day, Alexandrians of all ages are asked to wear something green to show their support for a Bully-Free Alexandria. Social media users are also encouraged to post their photos to https://twitter.com/BullyFreeAlexVA.
The Miracle League of Alexandria is Bully Free!!!!
NEW! Our new Twitter page is BullyFree Alexandria https://twitter.com/BullyFreeAlexVA
Bully Free Starts with Me: October is National Bullying Prevention Month
For Immediate Release: October 6, 2017
In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month this October, Alexandria is hosting a series of activities through the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying. The purpose of the Campaign is to raise awareness about bullying: what it is, what to do about it, and how to prevent it.
Bullying is a pervasive problem in our society. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, more than one out of every five (20.8 percent) of students nationwide report being bullied. In Alexandria, nearly 25 percent of eighth graders and more than 13 percent of 10th and 12th graders reported being bullied at school, according to data from the 2014 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Membership in either bully or victim groups is associated with dropping out of school, poor social development, criminal activity and other negative long-term consequences.
During October, all Alexandrians are asked to wear green and declare their support for a bully-free Alexandria. Activities will include sports days, family nights, school and recreation center activities, a poster contest for youth, a citywide Unity Day and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to pledge their support and receive information and resources on how they can help reduce bullying in the community. Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will also present a proclamation at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 10, at 7 p.m., at City Hall (301 King St.).
This year’s Bullying Prevention Month activities are sponsored by the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying, which was started in 2014 by former mayor William D. Euille. The purpose of the campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is to wipe out bullying in our nation’s schools and communities. Over the last three years, Alexandria City Public Schools, City government agencies, community organizations, youth leaders and residents have worked together to increase the awareness of the negative effects of bullying and to prevent bullying among Alexandria’s youth.
For more information about the Campaign and a calendar of events for National Bullying Prevention Month, visit www.alexandriava.gov/EndBullying.
For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at email@example.com or 703.746.3959.
# # #
This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/99991.
The Alexandria City council dedicated Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, named after longtime Del Ray resident and neighborhood activist Pat Miller, in the midst of the popular art event, which attracted more than 60,000 visitors in its 22nd iteration. Pat also serves on the board of the Miracle League of Alexandria.
See pictures in the gallery from youth and adult games from September 20th and 23rd.
TC Williams HS Honor Society volunteered at the adult game.
The Miracle League of Alexandria and the Kelley Cares Foundation will be working together to support MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Program by hosting a wheelchair softball clinic on Saturday, July 15 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Kelley Cares Miracle League Field. Registration is free and open to Individuals with impairments in their lower extremities are eligible to participate in Wheelchair Softball. Participants MUST be able to self-propel a manual wheelchair. Limited sport wheelchairs will be available.
The Adaptive Sports Program strives to maximize participation for individuals with disabilities in recreational and competitive sports.
Come join us for a FREE day full of softball skill sessions, competition, and fun! To register and learn more, please contact: Patricia.firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-877-1427 or visit their website at www.MedStarNRH.org/Sports.
Congratulations to Lindsey Swanson being honored yesterday with her acceptance of the Champion of Children’s Award at City Hall for her work with the Kelley Cares Foundation and the Miracle League of Alexandria.
We are proud of you Lindsey!!!