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Become a Champion Against Bullying

Throughout the community, there are nonprofits, schools, and community groups that directly collaborate with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center using resources – such as classroom toolkits, free bookmarks, awareness raising ideas, petition signing - to directly inspire, educate and involve students.

These organizations are eligible to submit the names of their nonprofits, schools, or community group, which will be posted to PACER’s bullying prevention website, along with links to their sites and an overview of their bullying prevention efforts. They also have access to PACER’s bullying prevention resources, including exciting new activities, information, and contests that will engage youth, educators, and parents in creating a safer world for children with and without disabilities.

Champions are invited to distribute information about bullying prevention through their print and electronic newsletters. Become a champion with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and join this expanded effort to reach schools and organizations nationwide.  We appreciate their community leadership and dedication to helping all children.

Become a champion! To include your organization, please fill out this form.

2017 Champions—Supporting and Promoting Bullying Prevention In Their Community

AR Bully Free Starts With Me Educating students on what bullying is and how to prevent it. Working as a voice with our state senators, representatives, and governor to bring updates and changes to school curriculums to include information about bullying prevention. Telling my story in hopes that I reach as many people as I can to foster love to ultimately end bullying.
AZ Amrak Self-Esteem building; Self-Awareness for bullying; Bullying prevention School Presentations; Postive Behavior Intervention; Sarasota Parade; Orlando Utility Company Marathon; IMDB Credit to support the Arts and Theatre Program.
AZ Ignite Yoga Studios Ignite Yoga Studios is a certified and awarded "No Place for Hate Studio" through the ADL. We partner with local entities and the military to bring de-stressing and anti-bullying principles and techniques to kiddos in the local school districts while infusing yoga and mindfulness meditation and breathing plus our specialized 20 Hour Kids yoga teacher training that focuses on anti-bullying and child development.
CA San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. The Caring for Kids - Bullying Advocacy program provides a regional hotline support, resources, and in-person advocacy for children under 18 who are experiencing school bullying. The program also provides resources, support, and education for parents, educators and community agencies regarding appropriate interventions for bullying and student rights.
CA Boo2Bullying Boo2Bullying is a collection of artists and visionaries who are dedicated to helping transform this generation into one of strength and empowerment. Boo2Bullying was founded in 2011 in response to the challenges faced by our youth today around the issues of bullying and intolerance. We are located in Palm Springs, California, serving that community, as well as Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and Los Angeles. Boo2Bullying creates an initiative between schools, parents and communities to help eliminate bullying.
CA BuzzingBOTS BuzzingBOTS teaches children to be original together.
CA DH White Elementary Assembly for Bullying/Positive Behavior.
CA Speak Out Against Bullying Inc Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc. advocates for social and civic changes to inspire a call to action against bullying and cyber bullying through public awareness and education, providing resources to the community at large. Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc is a program on Bullying Prevention and Awareness. We present at school assemblies, parent and teacher workshops, educator training, resource fairs, conferences, seminars, guest speaking and much more. Speak Out Against Bullying Inc has the largest Unity Day event in Los Angeles.
CO Envision Martial Arts We have developed a program based on traditional Taekwondo for kids called Karate Kids. The Karate Kids system is based on a lifetime learning concept. In addition to technical skills, students are exposed to a variety of self-defense skills, weapons training and physical skills that help kids stay focused on school and be more confident as a whole. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as Goals, Friendship, Perseverance, Self-Control, Confidence, Self-Improvement, Courtesy, Self-Awareness, Respect, Integrity, Self-Esteem, and Dedication.
CT BALL HEADZ I run a summer program one of our weeks is dedicated to bullying prevention.
FL Miss Miami Dade Outstanding Teen/ Miss America Organization I will be attending different schools, churches, events, and charities talking about bullying prevention.
FL Fellsmere Elementary In music class all students learn anti-bullying songs and do activities to bring awareness of different forms of bullying. Our school Behavior Specialist also does a seminar with videos and activities.
FL The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development We provide fully funded education, art and sports programs year round for children with autism and related disabilities and their siblings. Through the use of volunteer peer buddies, we are working to break down stigmas and encourage diversity and acceptance from an early age. Every October during Bullying Prevention month, we have a free family fun community event embracing kindness, and what it means to "Be a Buddy" incorporating PACER's resources and projects.
FL Be the Change Movement Self-esteem; Academic Achievement; Community Connection; Positive Behavior Oucomes; Lives Changed & Saved. Challenge Day activities: Lisa Ling on Oprah's High School Challenge; If You Really Knew Me (MTV); The Teen Files (Emmy award-winning documentary); Characters Unite Special: Tom Brokaw Presents Bridging the Divide (USA Network/NBC News) with Orange County Public Schools 'Winter Park-Be the Change Movement'. Hope Walk (Orlando): Community support and funding with partnering health foundations and organizations.
GA GEMS "Girls Empowering Major Success" Getting the word out in our community for the youth to inform an adult if they are being bullied. Forming community events to aid in bullying prevention among teens and adolescents.
HI Waiau Elementary School Creating and promoting anti-bullying activities, classroom lessons and guidance awareness for children.
IA Stand Against Bullying: Niceness Is Priceless Stand Against Bullying: Niceness Is Priceless is a campaign located in Iowa. The goal of this group is to stand against bullying, educate adults and children on how to prevent bullying, and more! In this group, we hold talks at schools, dance marathons, walks, and more! Please message for more info on how to get involved!
IL Retired Military Personel To provide support through Girl Scout groups and women's veteran support groups.
IN Central Indiana Law Enforcement Training Network We are conduct bullying prevention campaigns in the local schools.
LA Big Dreamers Youth Foundation We are hosting an Anti-Bullying event called Be A Super Hero Against Bullying. October 21, 2017.
MD We Lead By Example, Inc./Tae Kwon Do Ramblers Self-Defense Systems Grandmaster Dr. Clifford Thomas teaches bullying prevention and self-defense in his martial arts classes throughout the year. Our organization is a leader in dealing with bullying behavior that affects people of all ages. It hosts community workshops and seminars that directly address bullying and crosscutting issues. In October 2017, to mark our second annual Bullying Prevention Walk and Rally, Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer highlighted in a video the importance of addressing issues of bullying and honored Dr. Thomas for his many years of work in developing and teaching bullying prevention and safety and self-defense. In October, our organization will join PACER and host its third annual community walk and rally against bullying.
MI Bay City Central Anti-Bullying Pledge Club The BCC ABPC believes that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE! Who We Are... Actually, we are not that different from you! We come from all walks of life but we have one very important belief in common. What WE Believe 1. It is TIME to stand up to bullying 2. We can CHOOSE to avoid posting online or participating in anything anywhere that is meant to harm someone's reputation or self-esteem 3. It is essential to COMMIT to "think before you tweet" and "ponder before you post" The Bay City Central Anti-Bullying Pledge Club not only looks for ways to prevent bullying in our school, we also hold assembly at our area schools. This year’s school show is called "We Are Hopeful." It is an honor to become a 2016 PACER Unified School/Club.
NC Impact Teens Goldsboro Bullying Prevention Rally; Bullying Prevention Run; Bullying Prevention Orange Out Day.
NJ Kindergarten Success Academy We will have guidance lessons focusing on bullying awareness and prevention. Students and staff will take a stand against bullying by participating in Unity Day. Students and staff will wear orange and participate in a Walk for Peace followed by an anti-bullying assembly. Daily morning announcements will focus on bullying prevention.
NJ Al-Ghazaly Jr./ Sr. High School We are providing our students with group discussions about bullying and their perspective. We have also committed to participating in an entire week devoted to bullying. Our school is in the process of painting a mural for anti-bullying everyday.
NV Results Martial Arts We do two bullying prevention seminars a year; one at the beginning of the new school year and one in October for Bullying Prevention Month.
NY Connecting Cliques I have a Princess Pen Pal Program that I am very proud of. Working to prevent food allergy bullying.
NY Bully Away We help talk to kids that go through bullying and feel nothing is getting done for them. They have no voice. They recently held a peaceful protest that was on the news and newspapers.
NY Evergreen Health To help those who are bullied.
OH Cleveland Play House Cleveland Play House has been providing in-school bullying prevention programs for the past five years. The production is call Kicked, based around soccer and the relationships between two middle school friends. It is geared for grades 4-8. The actors interact with the students throughout the 45 minute performance, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. It served 17,521 students and 547 teachers. In today's unsettled world, Kicked is not only timely but communicates a positive message through fun, entertaining, yet educational programming.
OH Kung Fu University Kung Fu University's mission is to engage the community in a unified effort to educate, inform, and help eradicate bullying. We want to help children of all ages overcome the negative impact of bullying. Students will learn: Awareness – How to identify predator behavior Avoidance – Realistic ways to avoid being a target of bullying. Assertiveness – How to stop bullying behavior Assurance - Self-defense using Kung Fu
OH A&S Youth Productions and I.H.U.-I Hear You! WAIF88.3FM Cincinnati Our program is directed toward our youth, young adults, and older adults to motivate and encourage them to use their Voice thru the Arts, by acting, singing, and dancing it out instead of arguing or fighting it out. Everyone has a voice and deserves to be heard!
OR Gabriels Army Against Bullying We have efforts to unite with other organizations and lift the bullied child or teen up and stand with them as a united front. We meet the needs of each child differently based on case .We have ongoing efforts to raise awareness to schools everywhere throughout Oregon.
PA Cheer Factory All-Stars As child educators, we are educating our staff on Bullying prevention, implementing a curriculum about awareness, and providing a safe environment for all our students and athletes.
PA School of Rock Doylestown No Bully Run - June 11th @ Central Park, Doylestown PA 198901
SC Rock Hill Judo Academy We help children who are bullied to stand up for themselves, rebuild self esteem and confidence and learn self control, physical and emotional discipline through Judo. We promote bullying prevention through Awareness, Education, Anger Management training and Martial Arts. We teach how to have self-control and confidence, build self-esteem and also become an ambassador for Anti-Bullying.
SC FASHION 4 A CAUSE S.C. Fashion 4 a cause helps to stomp out bullying through workshops and educational training classes. We help build self-esteem and confidence, we provide emotional and mental support, round table discussions and support groups, as well as acting, dancing, singing, and poetry as a healing source. We believe everyone deserves a chance to shine! We also provide parental support and community events to help bring about awareness about bullying prevention. We will hold our annual back to school anti-bullying rally- all proceeds/donations go toward school supplies- simply because we care.
TX Author Steven Schade "Frank Bullied Francis," "Bully The Kid." Author of 2 books about bullying and a new FB page "Abash the Bully" who is trying to make a difference in the community!
TX Evans Next Generation We are starting an anti-bullying organization to prevent bullying. We will also reach out to those who bully to assist with why they feel the need to cause someone else to feel less about themselves because of their bullying.
VA Matoaca Middle School My five friends and I created a student based anti-bullying campaign and presentation. We researched and developed a presentation for the 6th grade class on ways to stop bullying, help someone being bullied, and provided education on the different types of bullying. We presented the program to our principal. With approval from our principal, our group of 6 has been presenting our program to the 6th graders at our school. I also have had the opportunity to intervene in two serious situations involving my peers after they came to me for help following one of our presentations. I was able to provide those students with helpful resources. Both of the students had positive outcomes!
VT Vermont Valley TaeKwonDo We are including bullying prevention in our self-defense portion of the TaeKwonDo curriculum.
WA The Blind Judo Foundation / Cahill's Judo Academy Coach Willy Cahill of Cahill's Judo Academy,Co-Founder of the Blind Judo Foundation along with Co-Founder Ron C. Peck have zero tolerance for bullying. All instructors are alert to any and all forms of bullying with a zero tolerance approach. Civility and respect is practiced on and off the Judo mat.
WA Inclusive TV ICTV Inclusive TV recognizes and appreciates all disabilities and has a zero tolerance when it comes to bullying especially the disabled. Our goal is to shine a light on the disabled for being disAbled and recognized for the creative and unselfish skills and talents.

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Calling ALL Students!

Take the first step in getting your school involved! Ask your principal, superintendent, teacher or school counselor to sign on as a CHAMPION AGAINST BULLYING!

Champions are schools and organizations that support the cause and are taking part in some way. It’s a great way to show you care!

Download the PDF , bring it to your school, and ask them to send to PACER.