Big Bad Bullies: Chayzée Smith’s Story
Everyday, millions of innocent kids are bullied around their school. They are shoved around, physically abused, and can’t do anything about it. The bystanders around them decide not to step up either. The daily routine is the same: Get to school quickly and get out even faster, to avoid the bullies. The thing is, that they don’t tell anyone, or get help. This is what it was like for elementary student, Chayzée Smith, except worse.
Usually, Chayzée would leave quickly and run home as fast as he could, sometimes though, he would try to take a chance, and stay for basketball or table tennis at the school, but “the violence of the neighborhood always found its way into the after school program” (Smith). That was the other problem. His neighborhood was a rough one, always getting involved in drugs or violence. Smith would get beat up, or pushed away from anything and everything. Sometimes, he would even see things he shouldn’t or be involved in bad drugs. These issues abused Chayzée in many ways, and he couldn’t find a solution to this mess (BGCA).
After a couple of months, teachers started to realize what was going on in Mr. Smith’s life. They realized what Chayzée was going through. So they decided to stand up in help. They recommended to…show more content… This club is an after school program that took in many individuals like Chayzée, and helped expand their character to become a better person through exciting activities. The Boys and Girls Club helped Chayzée to develop confidence and character through activities like arts and crafts, basketball, and tutoring. Since then, he has been part of the club for 11 years, and today, he’s a counselor for young kids in elementary schools. "My experience at the Keenan-Stahl Club taught me how to not only be great, but how to care about others along my journey”