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the following organizations that empower youth,
as well as corporations that
provide resources, assistance, and programs to our members.
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for the Silent was started in 2010 by a group students from the
Oklahoma State University- Oklahoma City Upward Bound Chapter after
they heard the story of Kirk and Laura Smalley's son, Ty
Field-Smalley. At eleven years-old, Ty took his own life after
being suspended from school for retaliating against a bully that
had been bullying him for over two years.
Stand for the Silent exists as a platform to allow Kirk and Laura
to share their story and offer education and tools that will
prevent their tragedy from happening to another child and family.
Kirk and Laura's mission is to continue to change kids lives and
bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes.
Since May 2010, Kirk and Laura Smalley have traveled to hundreds of
schools and spoken with more than 580,000 kids. In March 2011, Kirk
and Laura met privately with President Obama and First Lady
Michelle Obama in The White House prior to attending the first ever
White House conference on bullying. Their story is featured in
Director Lee Hirsch's feature film, Bully. Kirk and Laura have been
invited to a number of conferences on bullying and met with Lady
Gaga this spring at the launch of the Born This Way Foundation.
Falcon School District 49 will host Stand Up. Speak
Out., a concert to end bullying, Aug. 17 at Security Service Field.
The event takes a proactive approach to prevent bullying and
promote a positive, safe and compassionate culture for students and
families in El Paso County.
A diverse line up of six artists will perform during the event in
support of the cause, joining with national anti-bullying and
educational organizations. Vertical Horizon, an American
alternative rock band, will headline the festivities. The
BottomLine is an indie-country singing duo from Colorado Springs
featuring Bree Bremser, a 12th-grade student at Sand Creek High
School, and Nathan Noblit. Brian Jarvis, New England-based singer
and songwriter; Taylor Watson, recording artist from Nashville; and
Devyn Rush, American Idol contestant and national spokesperson for
Hey UGLY, non-profit anti-bullying organization, will perform.
Brendan James, singer and songwriter of "The New Plan," a song
recently released for the victims and families of the Newtown,
Conn., shooting will be in the lineup. He will join speakers from Rachel's Challenge, Hey UGLY and Safe2Tell, who will take the stage
to educate students and families about resources available within
in the community.
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia
Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to
foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and
individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to
creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the
skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.
They believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be
empowered and to make a difference in the world. Together, we will
move towards acceptance, bravery and love.
Be a STAR is an anti-bullying alliance co-founded by The Creative
Coalition and WWE. Its mission is to ensure a positive and
equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race,
religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning
with education and awareness. If you're a student, teacher or
parent, we have the resources and tools to help you put an end to
bullying in your school and community. Start now by taking the be a
STAR Pledge at:
Honor & Merit Scholars Society (NHMSS) is an academic
honor society dedicated to recognizing, rewarding, and honoring
students from all academic disciplines. All of the constituent
members have shown a responsible, sincere and zealous endeavor in
both their academic and their recreational lives. The Society
provides academic and career benefits, leadership and service
experiences, access to discounts and savings, as well as
The Society symbolizes the endless pursuit of knowledge and
civil service. In order to cultivate a high order of personal
living, high value is placed on scholarship, leadership, integrity,
creativity, and respect. The National Honor & Merit Scholars
Society's guiding principle is to honor over-achieving students who
possess a strong sense of individual growth, not only through
academics but engaged civic responsibility as well.
the nation's largest youth development organization with more than
6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards
and rural farming communities standing out among their peers:
building revolutionary opportunities and implementing
community-wide change at an early age.
As the youth development program of the nation's 109 land-grant
universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an
innovative, learn-by-doing approach with proven results. The 4-H
Study of Positive Youth Development,
a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied
Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth
engaged with 4-H are:
Nearly two times more likely to get better grades
Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college;
41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and
25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families
Team Up To Stop Bullying is an initiative developed by Sears to
connect bullying solutions with victims, families, educators,
schools and communities. This website offers a wide variety of
information, solutions and services from a comprehensive list of
leading bullying solutions organizations and programs.
When parents discover bullying, the
situation is often already serious and many parents don't know
where to go for help. Team Up To Stop Bullying makes it easier for
those affected by bullying to find solutions for all types of
situations, including individual needs, community-based issues or
school-based challenges. As an additional way to express support,
parents, children and victims who visit the site are invited to
take the "Power Pledge" as well as find solutions that work for
their own bullying issue. Visitors can also donate to
Team Up to Stop Bullying, which benefits non-profits
solutions-oriented anti-bullying organizations.