BIG NEWS BULLETIN BOARD
WE ARE EVOLVING!
On August 20, 2019, the Be A Friend Project of See The Wish came into its own as a charitable not-for-profit 501c3 corporation! Going forward, the Be A Friend Project, Inc., will hold the exclusive rights to license "It's Easy!" to schools.
Over the next few months, you will see our website and social media switching over from See The Wish to the Be A Friend Project, Inc. By January 2020, after 11 years, See The Wish will be dissolved, yet it will live forever as the beginnings of our story, and its wonderful anti-bullying, pro-empathy musical and project will carry on as its legacy and our primary focus.
STAY FRIEND STRONG WITH US through these mostly administrative changes! THANK YOU!
To Be a Be-A-Friend Ambassador...
YAY! I'm an Ambassador... now what?
NOW, GET "FRIEND STRONG" and SUPPORT VICTIMS OF BULLYING THROUGH YOUR WORDS AND ART BY SENDING "FRIEND MAIL"
and GETTING YOUR FRIENDS AND SCHOOLS INVOLVED, TOO!
Ambassadors can receive email notifications when a new Friend Mail Recipient is listed on our website or when a Friend Mail delivery has been made by sending your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "add me to your Ambassador mailing list!"
See The Wish and the Be A Friend Project will never share your contact information with anyone. Contact information, addresses and last names of any and all kids, both the letter-writers and the Friend Mail Recipients receiving the letters, stay safely within the See The Wish office. Youths' last names or contact information will never be released without permission.
Be sure to list "Be A Friend Ambassador" on your resumes and applications. You are an Ally and an Upstander. Potential employers and schools will want you on their team!
There is no time commitment. You can choose not to write certain Friend Mail Recipients and you can stop writing letters altogether. We know life can get busy and sometimes we have to take care of ourselves and our personal responsibilities before we can help support others. You are greatly appreciated for any amount of time spent as an Ambassador!
We can REIMBURSE YOUR POSTAGE EXPENSES if that is holding back your group or school from participating in an on-going basis! We want to make it EASY for you to keep sending your support to let kids recovering from severe bullying KNOW that they are not alone. All you have to do is send a note requesting the postage reimbursement (with name for check) inside your package of Friend Mail and you will receive a check in the amount of postage on the envelope.
~ HALL OF FAME ~
People or groups awarded SUPER Ambassador Certificates have consistently contributed letters of support for at least two seasons or have done something AMAZING to help grow and share the Be-A-Friend Project and its FRIEND STRONG message!
How do you become a Be A Friend Project Ambassador? IT'S EASY!
The first time that a class, school, organization or any group of K-12 kids or teens sends a batch of letters of support for a Friend Mail Recipient per season, they automatically become BE A FRIEND PROJECT AMBASSADORS and will receive an official certificate. (Be sure to leave your return address on the envelope.) FRIEND STRONG WRISTBANDS are also available to Ambassadors.
Individual K-12 writers sending support will also automatically receive a Certificate of Ambassadorship and wristbands after ONE FULL SEASON OF CONSISTENT LETTERS OF SUPPORT to each Friend Mail Recipient.
FROM TWEEN TO TEEN GIRLS GROUP
On-Air Teen Ambassador Brielle Withers (13) selected by Cornwall School District, NY, for Assemblyman Schmitt's "Student of Achievement" 2019!
Eagle Rock High School receives 2019 HUMAN RELATIONS AWARD from the Los Angeles Unified School District, CA, and were featured on UNIVISION. Accepting are Principal Keipp (L), Art Teacher Mr. Oliveros (R) and Roberto, Anti-Bullying Club Co-Prez!
Eagle Rock High School's 2019 HUMAN RELATIONS AWARD from the Los Angeles Unified School District, CA!
Caitlin Mulkey, Jacqueline Chick and Danielle Mascorro from Bushland High School, TX, win Random Acts of Kindness Gold Medal Award in 2016 at FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) competition!
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WOW! Communities are honoring
Be A Friend Project Ambassadors
for making a FRIEND STRONG difference in their schools and communities!
TANYA BRACERO (LEFT), NY
BUSHLAND, TX, FCCLA ALLIE RANKIN, JAYCIE WRIGHT AND CAMBRI CUMMINGS WITH "MARCUS"!
BUSHLAND "DIFFERENCE MAKERS" WITH "MARCUS"!
MIA MUNOZ, PAST FRIEND MAIL RECIPIENT, TX
MIA MUNOZ, PAST FRIEND MAIL RECIPIENT
MICHELLE MURPHY LANCASTER, BUSHLAND, TX, TEACHER...A TRUE BE-A-FRIEND ACTION HERO!!
MICHELLE MURPHY LANCASTER, FCCLA LEADER AND FCS TEACHER, BUSHLAND, TX
JULI THORPE & THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE WORTH FCCLA STUDENTS
SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE WORTH, TX, FCCLA STUDENTS RUNNING A BE-A-FRIEND PROJECT TABLE
JULI THORPE, TEACHER, HOLDS RECORD FOR LARGEST BATCHES OF FRIEND MAIL PER RECIPIENT!
DIFFERENCE MAKERS OF BUSHLAND HIGH SCHOOL, TEXAS
CERTIFICATES FOR BUSHLAND FCCLA ALLIE, JAYCIE, AND CAMBRI!
ROBERT ROONEY, FROM FRIEND MAIL RECIPIENT TO SUPER AMBASSADOR, PA
ROBERT HAS VOLUNTEERED TO DELIVER TWO BATCHES OF FRIEND MAIL, HERE TO "ANTHONY"
JERRIE CARTER & WESTOVER PARK JR HS, TX
JERRIE CARTER OF WESTOVER PARK JR HS, TX, BEING HONORED BY JANUARY AKSELRAD & JENNIFER YOUNG
MICHELLE ELLIS & BUSHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL, TX
CHRIS MAIWALD (right), UNIFY AGAINST BULLYING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COLLEEN CHAFFIN, TEACHER AT CHINA SPRING HS, TX
PRINCIPAL JOYCE CHAPNICK, MAIN STREET SCHOOL, IRVINGTON, NY
JENNIFER WINDELS, HALDANE ELEMENTARY TEACHER, COLD SPRING, NY
AMY DUVER, NY, 2017 PROFESSIONAL RUN CAST MOM AND PTA PRESIDENT
ZIAIRE MICKELL, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND LONGTIME CONFERENCE ASSISTANT
ADAM CABO, NY (2017 "IT'S EASY!" PROFESSIONAL LEAD) DONATED ORIGINAL SONG TO BAF PROJECT!
ADAM CABO, NY
ERIN KAZMIERCZAK (2017 CAST MEMBER "IT'S EASY!" PROFESSIONAL RUN!)
ERIN KAZMIERCZAK IN THE STUDIO WITH A LETTER FOR "AYDEN"!
BRIELLE WITHERS (2017 "IT'S EASY!" PROFESSIONAL RUN LEAD)
BRIELLE WITHERS BECAME OUR ON-AIR TEEN AMBASSADOR!
BRIELLE WITHERS TALKING WITH THE HEADS OF HER SCHOOL DISTRICT ABOUT THE BE-A-FRIEND PROJECT
JENNIFER KENNETT, FIRST GRADE TEACHER
JENNIFER KENNETT WITH JENNIFER YOUNG CELEBRATING 10K LETTERS OF SUPPORT DELIVERED!
MARIAH SNOW, WORLD PREMIER LICENSING EDITION "IT'S EASY!" DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER, VA
ETHAN KATZ, NY, ORIGINAL 2015 CAST MEMBER AND LONGEST STANDING BE-A-FRIEND AMBASSADOR!
DANNY PEDALINO OF THE BULLY REMEDEEE, OCALA, FL
DANIEL SIMPSON, NJ
EAGLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL ANTI-BULLYING CLUB
LOS ANGELES, CA
Art Teacher PABLO OLIVEROS
Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School, Los Angeles, CA
Principal Mylene Keipp, Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School
Los Angeles, CA
FROM TWEEN TO TEEN GIRLS' GROUP
LED BY JAIME MUELLER, Belchertown, MA
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