ANTI - BULLY TOUR
As part of the Dare To Live Right Education mission we were proud to be a part of a Spring Anti-Bullying Tour led by two amazing Youth Activists.
According to stopbullying.gov, 20% of students ages 12 to 18 in the US reported being bullied at some point. 56% of them stated that the people who bullied them had the ability to influence other students’ perception of them. 40% said the bully was stronger or larger than them and 50% said they had more social influence. And then we have Cyberbullying. Among the students ages 12 to 18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, 15% stated they were bullied online or by text.
With those statistics, in an intimate setting, we hosted 40 students at a Chicago Boys and Girls club who participated in the anti-bully workshop and blessing bag stuffing service project. Students had an engaging session, complete with motivational speaking, videos, and Q&A. They left with practical confidence-building exercises and tactics for identifying bullying, dealing with bullying, and helping someone being bullied.
Our hosts were a New York native and Anti-Bullying Activist, 13-year-old DJ Annie Red, and Chicago native and Social Entrepreneur, 14-year-old Jahkil Jackson bringing excitement mixed with an urban flair to Chicago’s middle school students. This dynamic duo has become two of the most sought-after young change-makers in the country, tackling tough issues such as bullying, homelessness, and entrepreneurship, all while balancing being full-time student-athletes.
The center was extremely grateful and welcomed us back anytime we wanted to visit. We are excited to expand our Dare To Live Right Mission.