Adopt A School


Please adopt a school today and help us empower students to be part of the solution to bullying so we can save lives!

Too many students today do not have
a positive sense of self or the tools and empathy to stand up to the bully
and their own self-bullying thoughts.

Far too many are choosing drastic measures such as drugs, alcohol, cutting, violence and suicide to stop the pain.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death
of our youth today. Approximately 160,000 children stay home from school every day because they are afraid of being bullied.


1)  Kick off self-esteem/Bullying Prevention assembly presentation by American Idol Singer/Songwriter, Devyn Rush, or Biggest Loser Singer/Songwriter, Dan Evans, or former WGN-TV Personality & Award-winning Speaker, Sporty King. All of our speakers have experienced bullying in school and offer common sense solutions during their presentations.*
 (To see a sample of one of our assembly presentations click here)
2)  Stop Bullying Task Force Program
3) Sustainability curriculum that includes mandated learning standards
4) Mayoral Proclamation fill-in-the-blanks form
5) Youth led assembly presentation outline w/banner signing instructions
 6) Fill-in-the-blanks press release to invite media to youth-led assembly
7)  Pre- and Post- Surveys
8)  Sustainability curriculum
9) Certificate of Completion Awards for graduates of Task Force Program with member card



93% of the students can 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 thoughts

58% indicate that no one has bullied them since Hey U.G.L.Y.’s presentation

All this to help educators empower their students to be part of the solution to bullying, substance abuse and suicide.
For info on Hey U.G.L.Y.’s Three-tier Bullying Prevention Program click here.

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 After you donate call 219-814-4224 with the name of the school you are adopting and we will take care of everything
keeping you informed every step of the way.

If you would prefer donating by check via mail click here for printable form and mailing information.
Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. NFP is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our federal tax ID is: 20-1692502.
All contributions are fully tax-deductible, as permitted by law.

HOLIDAY AND EVENT GIFT IDEA: Instead of giving a present that will just sit on a shelf, you can give a gift that helps youth with a
Hey U.G.L.Y. GIFT THAT GIVES card. Email for more information.

“Hey U.G.L.Y. is an essential resource for teens, tweens and those who educate them. The website, radio shows and school programs offer support, education and inspiration for teens suffering from depression, bullying, eating disorders and other serious issues. Hey U.G.L.Y. is a true lifesaver for troubled teens, their friends and families.” Jill Zimmerman Rutledge, M.S.W., LCSW psychotherapist and clinical consultant for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and author of: Dealing With The Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The Ten Things That Stress Girls Out and How To Cope

I had the pleasure of interviewing Betty Hoeffner and a 7th grader named Connor on my radio show, “Relationships 101.” Ms. Hoeffner’s nonprofit organization is doing such good and important work in stopping bullying, and Connor is living proof of that. Every school in the land ought to have a Hey U.G.L.Y. program available for its students. This would help prevent the long term consequences of bullying.” Dr. Beth Erickson, host of “Relationships 101” on and Bestselling author of Marriage Isn’t for Sissies

“In working with Hey U.G.L.Y., I have had the opportunity to see the remarkable difference they make in students’ lives! They offer such positive dialog and approaches to everyday teen issues. They show kids a better way of expressing themselves, ultimately steering them away from thoughts of destructive behavior and suicide!” Ingrid Voelker Educational Advisor