COURAGE, HOPE and KINDNESS Interactive Self-Esteem & Empathy-Building
Bullying/Suicide/Gang Prevention Presentation & Mini-Concert
by Rapper, Songwriter, Author of ALMOST BULLIED TO DEATH
Victor Vargas is a rapper and author of the powerful book, ALMOST BULLIED TO DEATH. In his book the shares his painful story of eight years of physical, mental and emotional bullying in elementary, middle and high school. He was bullied not only by white kids, but also by Mexican students who taunted him for being born in the U. S. He was in so much pain he began cutting and contemplating ending his life. He sought solace by joining a gang which led to him becoming a gang recruiter and on the edge of major problems with the law. He was saved by Hey U.G.L.Y. – Unique Gifted Lovable You, a national nonprofit organization that empowers youth to be part of the solution to bullying and suicide attempts. The HeyUGLY.org website has been saving the lives of young people around the world.
Victor’s rap name is Lil Sylnc, pronounced silence, to illustrate the importance of not being silent about your pain but rather about listening to others share theirs. He hopes his book and assemblies will give victims of bullying the tools they need to not only survive but learn how to be part of the solution to this damaging behavior.