Dennis the Menace may be known as a troublemaker, but he has never crossed the line into bullying. In October, school administrators and teachers at Miller Elementary School in Canton, Michigan invited David Crumm, editor of ReadTheSpirit magazine, to brainstorm ideas for engaging young students to recognize and stand up against bullying.
Mr. Crumm shared a copy of the book, Bullying Is No Laughing Matter, with school officials who especially liked the “Fence of Friends” activity guide based on a “Dennis the Menace” strip.
Once again, the Dennis the Menace creative team lends their support to America’s PrepareAthon, a community-based campaign for a day of action, coordinated by FEMA to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises.
Individuals, families, workplaces, schools and organizations are coming together to practice simple activities to stay safe before, during, and after four types of hazards: floods, wildfires, tornadoes and hurricanes.
Ron Ferdinand, cartoonist of the Sunday “Dennis the Menace” comic, has drawn an original piece of artwork to support America’s PrepareAthon!, a community-based campaign for action, coordinated by FEMA in partnership with national and local stakeholders, to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises.