Announcing the newest
LICENSEES of "IT'S EASY!"...
Director: Jackie Selman,
Theater Arts Teacher
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Director Christine Lee, Music Teacher
GOOD NEWS BULLETIN BOARD
(letters due 1-30-2019)
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!
Read the BE-A-FRIEND
and SEE SAMPLES here!
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.
Dear Friends and Ambassadors,
Thank you for your interest in the national Be-A-Friend Project of See The Wish. :) 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!”.
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 1,000 letters of support to each Project Youth with the most current delivery OVER 2,000, totaling over 12,000 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 featured Project Youths 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!
PLEASE check out our Letter-Writing Guidelines and see samples of letters. Read about our latest Project Youth and write that letter! Thank you!
~Jennifer Young and January Akselrad / See The Wish Co-Presidents
Will you give me the last name or address of a Project Youth so we can be pen-pals or meet some day?
We're glad you felt a connection, but no, we do not pass on personal contact information or last names of the Project Youths. Contact information of both the writer and the youths receiving letters stays safely within the See The Wish office.
Can we write to kids who we've read about in the news or social media?
Yes! Tell us about the youth and send us a link to their story. We will check out the story and contact them if we choose to highlight them.
Want to be alerted each time we feature a new youth to write? IT'S EASY! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Be-A-Friend Mailing List"!
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!
send an email to email@example.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!
Become an official
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!!