Hey U.G.L.Y. Bullying Prevention Initiatives
The Prevent Bullying
Now and Hey U.G.L.Y.- Unique Gifted Lovable You message has
reached over a million students through our work with schools,
community organizations, youth development professionals and our:
website, radio show, Empathy Learning Activity Plans, in-school
presentations and teen/tween task force programs to end bullying,
obesity and racism. Since the number one influencer of teens and
tweens is their peers, with media and family coming in second and
third, we design all of our programs to empower the students to
be a part of the solution. We do this through the following
website for tweens and teens (adults admit liking this site
too) which includes cool celebrity quotes about self-esteem and
Prevent Bullying Now Task Force
which guides student leadership groups to create school-wide
programs to unite and empower the student body in prevention
initiatives. Included in the curriculum are our proprietary
Empathy Learning Activity Plans (ELAPs) available to schools
and youth serving organizations. According to Principal, Dr. Sue
Bryant, "Hey U.G.L.Y.'s empathy learning activity plans are more
impactful on teens and tweens because they work in two very
different areas of learning: academic understanding and
emotional experience. For the learning to go deeper it is necessary
that the learning actually shape behavior. This is where Hey UGLY's
program is special and powerful. Every lesson creates an emotional
experience, an 'aha moment', for the learner, and then records the
feeling in some way. Students leave the learning setting with new
emotional understanding about what it means to live in a
successful human community."
featuring American Idol Contestant, Devyn Rush, Biggest Loser
Contestant, Dan Evans and former WGN-TV personaility, Sporty King.
These inspiring anti-bullying/self-esteem and empathy-building
at school assemblies and
teacher trainings. After a recent presentation to middle-school and
Jr.-high school students:
93% now recognize when they are having
negative judgments against themselves and others
83% state they learned how to cancel out
negative judgments and replace them with positive thought
87% have not been bullied since the presentation;
86% reported not bullying anyone
Bullying Bystanders Unite
- pledge program educating
youth and adults on how to safely come to the aid of someone being
Our CHOOSE TO
Change Radio Show
which features songs that nurture positive self-esteem and
promote diversity, perseverance, peace and a healthy planet. Songs
are suggested by tweens and teens who are guest DJs on the show.
After we play the song we discuss the lyrics and how they could
help kids across the world.
where we ask tweens & teens to come up with positive
acronyms for negative words like DORK, HATE, RACISM, STUPID or
where we ask teens to write why
it's important to have good self-esteem.
Stop Bullying Video contest
where teens and tweens
create films to show that bullying is not cool.
HUE-MAN BEING Project(tm)
which is a diversity-driven program to impress upon
students, and illuminate to adults that we are all brothers
and sisters simply "hued" variously. (Art and music
which encourages youth, and adults,
to take responsibility for their bullying behaviors by
seeking out those they have bullied and apologizing.
SEEIT MOVIE RECOMMENDATION
program where teens review youth-themed movies and write
movie review/recommendations on why teens/tweens should or
should not see the movie.
Yourself Enough Campaign
to empower youth to
take the steps THEY individually need to be whole and live
their lives ON PURPOSE.
to help those bullied, those who
exhibit bullying behaviors and bystanders
get in touch with and heal the pain inside of them.
to empower youth to join forces
to not allow hate to reside on their minds, body or souls. To
stand up for themselves and their fellow students.
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