Announcing the next up

LICENSED PRODUCTION

 of  "IT'S EASY!"...

 

 

 

 

 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Director Christine Lee

Music Teacher

 

JUNE 26, 2019

GOOD NEWS BULLETIN BOARD

LETTERS DELIVERED

 

NEW!

CURRENT YOUTH!

(letters due May 29, 2019)

"JAIMIAYA"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past "Friend Mail" Recipients...

Read their stories!

Maybe you've been the victim of bullying or maybe you can just imagine what it feels like to be bullied... having a kid or a group of kids, do and say things on purpose, over and over again, to hurt you and make you feel worthless...

then, imagine, one day hundreds of letters arrive on your doorstep, real letters, written by your peers especially for YOU, letting you know they are in your corner and they care!

"It's Easy!" to Be-A-Friend!

 

 ANTHONY

 

KAYLEE

LEXI

 

DYLAN

 

MIA

 

MCKENZIE

 

DREW

Read the BE-A-FRIEND

LETTER-WRITING GUIDELINES

 and SEE SAMPLES here!

 Become an official

Be-A-Friend

 Ambassador!

EMILY

 

TOBBEEY

ROBERT

SICILY

ETHAN

LOGAN

AYDEN

BAILEY

EMMA

MARCUS

ANTHONY

XZAVIER!

Delivered on 4/11/19

Everything K-12 educators need to know about the

Be-A-Friend Project to get students started on making a difference, in just under 12 minutes!

BE-A-FRIEND PROJECT'S

SUPERSTAR FRIEND MAIL RECIPIENTS

 

Dear Friends and Ambassadors,

 

    We bring peer support to young victims of bullying through deliveries of “Friend Mail,” letters of hope and joy from kids to kids, that let them know THEY MATTER and THEY ARE NOT ALONE! Letter-writers (or CARD WARRIORS) get to show off their kindness, flex their empathy muscles and make a difference! These surprise "Friend Mail" deliveries are truly a one-time injection of transformational peer support to help a young bullying victim STAY STRONG as they heal.

 

     We launched the Be-A-Friend Project in 2015 with a surprise delivery of 75 letters to "Anthony." Now, we've grown in our 4th (school calendar) season to deliveries consistently over 1,500  letters of support to each Friend Mail Recipient totaling over 16,000 letters delivered in all since the Project's launch!

 

     EVERY ONE LETTER IS A GIFT! Whether a group poster from a 1st grade class or a handwritten letter from a high school senior, all kids and teens have the power to help a victim heal through kind words of friendship. The more letters, the greater the impact on a youth who thinks no one cares. HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! IT'S EASY!

 

      We also celebrate UPSTANDERS with “Friend Mail Blasts”

like 3rd Grader, Jack, who stood up for a player on the

opposing team during a game!

 

      Our Friend Mail Recipients are chosen from 1st-8th Grades only, but ALL KIDS AND TEENS FROM KINDERGARTEN UP TO THE AGE OF 18 CAN WRITE OR DRAW LETTERS!

 

~Jennifer Young and January Akselrad / See The Wish Co-Presidents

 

READ

JACK'S

STORY!

SUPER AMBASSADOR

~ HALL OF FAME ~

These people or groups awarded Super Ambassador Certificates have consistently contributed letters of support for at least two seasons and/or done something AMAZING to help grow and share the Be-A-Friend Project and its FRIEND STRONG message!

A love note to our writers and amazing, inspiring teachers, parents and involved adults...

 

We do not exist without you!

 

You've modeled the importance of empathy and kindness, either by writing letters yourself or taking the time out with your kids to make the letter-writing a priority.

 

You are our heroes.

We NEED YOU to stay with us.

 

 Talk up the BAF Project with your friends! Join us on Facebook!

 

Even better...

send an email to jennifer@seethewish.com

with subject "Be A Friend Mailing List"! It's Easy! You will instantly be added to our Ambassador emails to receive news first when we add a new Project Youth, deliver "Friend Mail" and hear back from the youths!

Thank you!

Be-A-Friend Project Director and "It's Easy" Co-Creator,

Jennifer Young, accepts $2,000 GRANT on October 23rd, 2018

from UNIFY AGAINST BULLYING!

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.

The Be-A-Friend Project carries into action the “speak up, reach out and be a friend” message of The Friend Strong Musical, “It’s Easy!” The 2017 8x Broadway World Award Winner including BEST MUSICAL and the 2015 National Youth Arts nominee for “Outstanding New Musical” is the creation of co-playwrights, Jennifer Young and (composer) January Akselrad, Co-Presidents of See The Wish and the Co-Founders of the Be-A-Friend Project.

 

Contact Us

246 Main Street

Cold Spring, NY 10516

OFFICE: 845-797-9183

Co-President Jennifer Cell: 845-742-7112

jennifer@seethewish.com