The Nevada National Guard has teamed up with local high schools to join the national fight against bullying. Guardsmen across the state are following Sgt. 1st Class Donald Goodballet’s lead and getting Project H.E.A.R. certified to teach the importance of loyalty, respect, courage, and selfless service to the high school students of Nevada.
Goodballet is an Army Guard recruiter, and is also Nevada’s first H.E.A.R. program master trainer. On October 17, he addressed about 140 students at McQueen High School in Reno, bringing the number of his visits to McQueen up to three since his certification in April of 2013.
The students respond so well to guardsmen and women like Goodballet, not because of the words they are speaking, but because of the example with which they lead. They embody the morals they are teaching to students.
One of the goals of Project H.E.A.R. is to show high schoolers across the country that actions speak louder than words, and that standing up for their peers requires courageous, and often selfless, action. It’s never too late to teach your kids about bullying, and Project H.E.A.R. is here to help.