Peter Yarrow to Combat Bullying with Teaneck Students

The folk singer is coming to Bergen Community College to work with students from Teaneck and Tenafly.

Peter Yarrow, the folk singer best known as the first part of Peter, Paul and Mary, will be working with Teaneck and Tenafly students Friday to teach respect and combat bullying, according to a report on NorthJersey.com.

Yarrow will meet with about 300 middle school students as part of Operation Respect, a program Yarrow founded after the Columbine, Colo. school shooting in 1999 which provides anti-bullying curriculum for schools, according to the report.

"It’s all about respect,” Yarrow said in the report.

More than 40,000 educators have in workshops to learn Operation Respect's "Don't Laugh At Me" program, according to their website. The program uses a variety of music, video and written materials for students in elementary and middle schools. Much of the material is available to download for free at the Operation Respect website.

Yarrow will also be performing at the college's Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre Friday night. Tickets are still available from the college's website.

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