R5 Productions is a multifaceted communication program designed to use cutting edge technology and communication techniques to speak in to the lives of teenagers on very important topics such as drug and alcohol abuse and bullying. R5 was established in 2003. We have presented in over 2000 schools in over 30 states. We started out with a right choices message pertaining to drug and alcohol abuse but expanded our reach with an anti-bullying message, Walk a Mile
Most experts on bullying are saying that just policing the actual bullying that goes on in a school will not suffice. You can put up camera’s and initiate anti-bullying programs and we should, but anyone who has worked in a school in the last ten years knows that that will not be enough. Promoting empathy and respect is a very important piece in this complex problem of bullying on school campuses. If the culture of a school is producing bully’s then we must work hard to change the culture.
That’s why in 2007 R5 Productions developed the program “Walk a Mile” Its built around the concept that unless we have taken the time to really get to know someone we don’t have the right to judge anyone else’s life. Walk a Mile takes on the task of breaking down how a person really feels as they are walking down the hallways of a school. For most jr high and high school students, that seemingly innocent 5 minutes that it takes to get from one class to the next, is very pressure packed, it’s like they have to walk onto their own personal stage every day. There are unwritten rules and expectations for the way they should behave, the clothes they wear, the music they listen to. The things they like and don’t like are closely scrutinized in such a way that often times it is paralyzing.
Walk a Mile works to level the social playing field in your school. Video’s, powerful illustrations, compelling stories all help to promote a more accepting and tolerant environment. If you are looking for an assembly program to enhance the efforts you are already making then the Walk a Mile, MILE ONE
is what you are looking for.
If you are wanting to go a little further in promoting the message of respect than the Walk a Mile, MILE TWO
will really work for you. Not just an assembly but we will spend half the day with you doing a 45 minute break out group with leaders in the school. We will also leave you with a Walk a Mile follow-up kit Value Up
, which includes a variety of teaching tools to promote the message of increasing the value of a human life on the campus.
If you are starting from scratch and you want to implement a strong program to change the culture in your school then the Walk a Mile extreme package, MILE THREE
is what you are looking for. We will spend the whole day in your school. Not only will we do multiple assemblies (depending on the size of your school) a leadership break-out, and the follow-up kit, but we will also do a break out group for academically challenged students, a staff development breakout for the teachers called “talking to brick walls” and a parent presentation to help them better understand the environment that their children are in on a daily basis. We got a call from a school administrator from a school in Iowa to book an extreme package and he said that he was in a meeting with a school counselor from another school that said “If you really want to see a change in the culture of your school, book the “Walk a Mile” program from R5 Productions.”
We look forward to partnering with you to make your campus a more safe and comfortable environment for students to learn in.