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GOOD NEWS Bulletin Board:
Our "IT'S EASY!" Cast delivered a RECORD-BREAKING 1,103 Letters of Peer Support to "Robert" IN PERSON at a special surprise curtain call event on October 7th!
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.
Jack's story was brought to our attention by one of our involved Be-A-Friend Project parents who shared this story that was posted on Facebook about a 3rd Grader in her town written by a grateful mom whose son was a target of bullying on the playing field.. here is the mom's post, read!
Jack spoke up and we celebrated him with a "Friend Mail Blast" of Be-A-Friend Project goodies and 55 letters from three 4th and 5th grade classes. These (older) peers let Jack know they were INSPIRED, IMPRESSED and PROUD of him! Many said they would not have had the courage to do what he did and would not have known what to do in the situation... well, now they do, thanks to Jack!
Want to impress your peers? Speak up, reach out and be a friend to someone who needs your support!
Here are just a few of the "Friend Mail" letters to Jack...
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!
Jack: An Upstander's Story
We allocate 100% of the profits from our store to help us fund the Be-A-Friend Project and our upcoming production of the Anti-Bullying Musical, "It's Easy!"
Check out our Dramaterials grade school plays & musicals that teach curriculum and character, and Mom's Choice Award-winning books like "The Wishful Penny" that "imaginatively treats the important childhood lesson that everyone is special and valuable in some way!"
Jack opens his surprise delivery of "Friend Mail"!
"Jack was so shocked and happy to receive all of your letters. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for validating that it is cool to be kind. We are overwhelmed by your encouragement and generosity! Keep up the great work!!!"
Thank you, Jack's mom!!