Harlem Globetrotters share anti-bullying message with students

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA (CBS19 NEWS) -- When the world famous Harlem Globetrotters aren't on the court, they're teaching kids about bullying.

While practicing their trick shots, students at Baker-Butler Elementary learned how to "TEAM up" at school.

The program is a partnership with the National Campaign to Stop Violence. Each letter in the word TEAM stands for ways students can support one another and stop bullying: Talk, Empathize, Ask and Mobilize.

Darnell “Speedy” Artis says the Globetrotters want students to know they can always feel safe at school and can find someone with whom they can talk.

"We want kids to engage and understand they have someone to talk to. Understand they should be able to talk to someone, and also understand the value of listening to someone who needs someone to talk to," Artis said.

“Speedy”, along with his teammates, will hit the court Friday at the John Paul Jones Arena at 7 p.m.

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