GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 4, 2018) – Bob Jones University will display pinwheel gardens at the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance during the month of April in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Since 2008, the bright blue pinwheel has served as the national symbol of child abuse prevention as it symbolizes a happy and healthy childhood. This is the fourth year BJU has participated in this nationwide event.
Students from the School of Education and BJU Bruins student athletes will plant the gardens at BJU Wednesday, April 11. The gardens will remain in place until Friday, April 27.
“Child abuse has lasting negative influences on a child’s life,” said Dalila McCrum, program coordinator for Early Childhood Education in BJU’s Division of Teacher Education. “We as a community can work together to bring awareness to encouraging healthy development of children.”
In addition, Dr. Julie Hartman, professor of teacher education at BJU, will facilitate training sessions in Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children,” a child sexual abuse awareness and prevention program, for BJU students Thursday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 11.