MacArthur Center and STOMP Out Bullying™ Seek Well-Spoken Hampton Roads Teens to Be a Role Model Against BullyingStand Up, Speak Out and STOMP Out Bullying as a Teen Ambassador
Stand Up, Speak Out and STOMP Out Bullying as a Teen Ambassador
Norfolk, VA (June 12, 2015) –With 282,000 students physically attacked in secondary schools each month and up to 43 percent of students having been bullied while online, the issue of bullying is a very real reality for many children.
To help bring awareness to this disturbing trend, MacArthur Center is partnering with the most influential anti-bullying organization in America, STOMP Out Bullying, and iHeartMedia, to find local teens to become Teen Ambassadors and speak out on this important issue throughout the summer.
This summer, selected Hampton Roads Teen Ambassadors for STOMP Out Bullying will appear at and participate in MacArthur Center’s STOMP Out Bullying Kick-Off Event (Saturday, August 15) and Block Party (Saturday, August 29). They will speak at the event and interact with iHeartMedia DJs to raise awareness around the issue through social media.
To qualify, youth must be 13-24 years of age, have good grades, solid leadership skills, have public speaking experience such as being on the debate team or in their school’s speech club, must stand up for others and are established student activists.
Teen Ambassadors are an important part of the STOMP Out Bullying team; they are peer leaders and have the ability to not only make a difference in the lives of others, but make a difference in their own communities as well. Please visit http://bit.ly/1FW9JsK to find more information and apply! Applications are due on July 6, 2015.
About Stomp Out Bullying™
The leading, national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. and is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying organization in the country. Created in 2005, it focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting 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. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online. For more information visit Stomp Out Bullying’s website, Facebook and Twitter.
About MacArthur Center
MacArthur Center, located on Monticello Avenue in downtown Norfolk features one million square feet of retail offerings, including Hampton Roads’ first Nordstrom and the region’s flagship Dillard’s department store. Entertainment and dining options occupy approximately 25 percent of the tenant mix. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For holiday hours and information, visit ShopMacArthur.com or like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.