Voices of the Community: Parents, Students and Noted experts come together for a night of prevention on Thursday, March 3, 2011
Westchester to partner with STOMP Out Bullying™ and Love Our Children USA™ at a community forum to be held at Temple Israel New Rochelle
Event Open to the Public - Adults and Children ages 8+ Welcome
On Thursday, March 3 (7-8:30 pm), join members of the Westchester community for a forum and workshop devoted to bullying and cyber-bullying prevention. Students and parents will get the opportunity to connect with experts and hear from teen ambassadors who have become role models in their own communities by standing up to bullies and advocating on behalf of their peers. The evening will also feature powerful readings by students enrolled in the New Rochelle High School PAVE program. Beth Feldman, a member of Temple Israel who is the Just for Fun co-channel leader for Lifetime Moms and founder of RoleMommy.com, will moderate the event.
The STOMP Out Bullying™ community event is supported by the Kulanu and the religious school at Temple Israel of New Rochelle. The program will begin at 7:00 pm.
Love Our Children USA and STOMP Out Bullying founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Ellis
Psychologist and author Dr. Jeff Gardere
Krysten Moore National Youth Ambassador Love Our Children USA and STOMP Out Bullying (former Miss Teen International New Jersey)
"Unstoppable in Stilettos" author and motivational speaker, Lauren Ruotolo
Taryn Grimes Herbert, actress, television producer and author of a children's book and activity series which focuses on boosting self esteem in kids.
A representative from Kulanu, a temple committee supporting gay and lesbians.
Temple Israel of New Rochelle is located at 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle, NY 10804.
The event is being held in conjunction with the Lifetime AETN Digital's returning sweepstakes, Clean Start Challenge, hosted on LifetimeMoms.com. Three Lifetime Moms will help their communities by building a school library, increasing children's self-esteem and helping other moms start their own businesses. The 12-week challenge tracks the moms' progress through weekly videos and asks America to vote for their favorite blogger and project. The winning mom will receive $10,000 - and the runners-up $2,500 - to donate to favorite charities including NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), First Book and Love Our Children USA.
About STOMP Out Bullying™
STOMP Out Bullying™ - A national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens is a signature program of Love Our Children USA. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country.
About Love Our Children USA™ Love Our Children USA™ is the leading national nonprofit and 'Go-To' prevention organization fighting all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S. Since 1999, Love Our Children USA has broken ground in preventing violence against children and eliminating behaviors that keep them from reaching their full potential. Love Our Children USA teaches effective parenting solutions and fosters kid success by creating valuable programs that empower positive changes in parenting and family attitudes, bullying and cyberbullying prevention, Internet safety and school violence prevention through public education. The goal of Love Our Children USA is Keeping Children Safe® and strengthening families.