Project TEAM: Penn State
Project TEAM is a school-wide program that creates a whole school climate change and brings every person in the school together to work toward common goals. Bullying, school violence, and a less than fully peer-supportive school climate in public and private schools undermine educational effectiveness and are of concern to educators, students, parents, the general public, and policy makers. Penn State has developed an anti-bullying and school climate improvement program referred to as "Project TEAM," built upon concepts proven to reduce bullying and increase a supportive school climate in elementary schools. The program instills a sense of belonging in students, decreases bullying, teaches students proactive social skills, and creates future leaders. Students are taught and reinforced daily with the six foundations of Project TEAM-Helping Others, Positive Change in Behavior, Anti-Bullying, Problem Solving, Resiliency, and Leadership.