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WE ARE EVOLVING!

The Be A Friend Project of See The Wish has come into its own as a charitable not-for-profit 501c3 corporation! Our website and social media is switching over from See The Wish to the Be A Friend Project, Inc.

THANK YOU!

ANNUAL BROADWAY GALA

HONORING BE A FRIEND PROJECT

CO-FOUNDERS, JENNIFER & JANUARY,

November 3rd, 2019

THANK YOU CORNWALL HIGH SCHOOL AMBASSADORS FOR MEETING WITH YOUR ADMINISTRATION TO BRING THE PROJECT DISTRICT-WIDE!

LETTERS OF SUPPORT DELIVERED

 

 

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NEW & Current

Friend Mail Recipient

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Dear Friends,

EVERY LETTER IS A GIFT. Whether a "feel better" card from a 1st grader or a handwritten letter from a high school student, all kids and teens have the power to help a peer heal through empathic words and art. The more letters, the greater the impact on a youth who thinks they don't matter.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE! IT'S EASY!

 

Be Friend Strong! "It's Easy!"

 

READ

JACK THE UPSTANDER'S

STORY!

SHIANNA

SYDNEY

Just delivered 10/4

Shhhh...

Delivering NOW!

In this 9 minute video, you'll learn everything you need to know to making a difference with the

Be A Friend Project!

Co-Founded by Playwrights Jennifer Young and Composer January Akselrad, the Be A Project carries into action the “speak up, reach out and be a friend" message of their middle school show, “It’s Easy! The Friend Strong Musical.”

 

“It’s Easy!” first debuted in 2015 in collaboration with the Riverdale Rising Stars in the Bronx, New York. Those Junior cast members asked the Playwrights for a way to continue the show’s message off-stage.

 

Inspired by theater kids determined to turn BYstanders into UPstanders,the Be A Friend Project is now woven into the storyline of “It’s Easy!” and is the exclusive Licensor for educational entities.

Past "Friend Mail" Recipients...

Read their stories!

 

 ANTHONY

 

KAYLEE

LEXI

 

DYLAN

 

MIA

 

MCKENZIE

 

DREW

EMILY

 

TOBBEEY

ROBERT

SICILY

ETHAN

AYDEN

BAILEY

EMMA

MARCUS

ANTHONY

JAIMIAYA

BE A FRIEND PROJECT'S

SUPERSTAR FRIEND MAIL RECIPIENTS

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At the November 3rd, 2019, Riverdale "Y" Rising Stars Broadway Gala, Honorees Jennifer Young and January Akselrad, as Co-Founders of the Be A Friend Project, were each presented with Proclamations from both the State of New York and the City of New York to honor their anti-bullying, pro-empathy work in service to the community. We are incredibly thankful for this great honor of a lifetime and validation of the mission of the Be A Friend Project.

The Be A Friend Project does not give advice, therapy or intervention.

 

Contact Us

449 LANE GATE ROAD, COLD SPRING, NY 10516

OFFICE: 845-797-9183

Co-President Jennifer Cell: 845-742-7112

jennifer@beafriendproject.org

The organization’s formal legal name is BE A FRIEND PROJECT, INC.

It is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization / Federal Tax ID # 84-2802576.

Any donation to the Be A Friend Project, Inc. is tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law, thank you!