With 282,000 students physically attacked in secondary schools each month and up to 43 percent of students having been bullied online, the issue of bullying is all too real for many children.
To help bring awareness to this issue, the Mall at Wellington Green is partnering with the most influential anti-bullying organization in America, Stomp Out Bullying, and iHeartMedia to find local teens to become teen ambassadors and speak out on this important issue throughout the summer.
Selected Wellington area teen ambassadors will appear at and participate in the mall’s Stomp Out Bullying kickoff event on Saturday, Aug. 15 and block party on Saturday, Aug. 29. They will speak at the event and interact with iHeartMedia DJs to raise awareness of the issue through social media.
To qualify, youths must be 13 to 24 years of age, have good grades, solid leadership skills and public speaking experience, such as being on the debate team or in their school’s speech club, must stand up for others and be established student activists.
Teen ambassadors are an important part of the Stomp Out Bullying team. They are peer leaders and have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
Visit http://bit.ly/1FW9JsK to find more information and apply. Applications are due July 6.
Stomp Out Bullying is the leading national anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the United States and is recognized as the most influential such organization in the country. Created in 2005, it focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse; educating against homophobia, racism and hatred; decreasing school absenteeism; and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country.
The group teaches how to respond to all forms of bullying and provides help for those at risk of suicide. To learn more, visit www.stompoutbullying.org.