GOOD NEWS Bulletin Board:
The Friend Strong Musical
Help bring hope to this young victim of bullying and let her know she is AMAZING and not alone!
Kaylee is a courageous, inspired and caring student from Pennsylvania who was bullied in 2014 at 13-years-old by classmates when she shaved her head in honor of her beloved grandmother who was losing her hair to cancer treatment. One year later, Kaylee struggles with the long-term effects of the bullying.
In Kaylee's words... “My mom called me into the kitchen and told me, ‘Your grandmother’s been diagnosed with cancer.' We went to visit her and I saw how depressed she was about losing her hair because she loved her hair.” Not wanting her grandmother to feel alone, Kaylee decided to cut her own hair.
Kaylee's mom was so proud of her daughter's brave show of support that she cut her hair off, too! But when Kaylee showed up at school with her new look, the bullying started. She endured three kinds of bullying... weeks of physical assault, verbal name-calling and social isolation.
While Kaylee has the support of her family and was awarded a medal of courage from Teach Anti-Bullying, Inc., the effects of peer bullying pack a real punch to a victim's feeling of self-worth. Kaylee needs your words of encouragement not to give up and that life will get better.
Kaylee told news reporters that she hopes she can inspire other children to stand up to bullying... has Kaylee inspired YOU? Please reach out and tell her! She needs to hear from both younger kids and from teen peers... for Kaylee, we are asking for letters from kids in all grades 1st - 12th!
A 2014 video on Kaylee's story can be found on this news feature from NBC10.com:
The Be-A-Friend Project does not give advice, therapy or intervention.
Our one purpose is to send letters and cards of encouragement and caring from kids to kids.
Kaylee's "Friend Mail" delivered on 2/16 and her mom shared this great pic of the moment!
Thanks for checking in! We delivered!
Kaylee's Package of "Friend Mail" has already been delivered! See our update below...
and please consider writing our new Project Youth.
Check out this cool Be-A-Friend Special "Friend Mail" Delivery TOTE stuffed with 81 letters for Kaylee from Ambassadors across the country! :)
Tell us about a youth
who has been the victim of bullying and would benefit from a"friend mail" package
Nominate an elementary or middle school "UPSTANDER" for a hero's package of
"thank you" letters
Get the BE-A-FRIEND LETTER-WRITING GUIDELINES and SAMPLES here!
Be-A-Friend to Kaylee!
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