NVEEE's 2013 "Not on My Watch" Anti-Bullying Summit

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YOU ARE INVITED Florida Interna7onal University 11200 S.W. 8th Street College of Law -­‐ RDB 2015 Miami, FL 33199


NVEEE and Florida Interna0onal University College of Law invites you to join the diverse team of commi?ed stakeholders par0cipa0ng in its 1st "Not on My Watch" An0-­‐Bullying Summit.

In memory of students across the world, including Tyler Clemen8 and 14-­‐yr-­‐old best friends Haylee Fentress & Paige Moravetz, who commiDed suicide due to bullying & harassment.


Jane Clemen0 Par0cipates as a Speaker

Jane Clemen0 is the mother of Tyler Clemen0 who as a freshman at Rutgers University became a vic0m of cyber-­‐bullying. His privacy was invaded when his college roommate set up a webcam to spy on him. The roommate viewed him in an in0mate act, and invited others to view this online. Tyler discovered what his abuser had done and that he was planning a second a?empt. Viewing his roommate’s Twi?er feed, Tyler learned he had widely become a topic of ridicule in his new social environment. He ended his life several days later by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Tyler was eighteen years old. Jane Clemen0 co-­‐founded the Tyler Clemen0 Founda0on alongside husband Joe because she wants to make sure that our society learns the consequences of discrimina0on and bullying, as she learned all too personally through the loss of her son.


WHO IS NVEEE?

Visit www.NVEEE.org


Who is NVEEE NVEEE is a community-­‐based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organiza0on whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communi0es through direct service, mentoring and preven0on educa0on.


Who is NVEEE

Educa0on is an essen0al component of how NVEEE engages families and communi0es in moving towards social change. In 4 years, NVEEE has reached over 15,000 students, parents, educators and administrators through its signature “Not on My Watch” School-­‐wide Bullying & Harassment Preven0on Program.


NVEEE in the News

NVEEE has been featured in mul0ple news formats


THE PURPOSE OF THE “NOT ON MY WATCH” ANTI-­‐BULLYING SUMMIT


Our Purpose The purpose of the “Not on My Watch” An0-­‐Bullying Summit is to empower BYstanders to become UPstanders by engaging families and communi0es in a cri0cal dialogue on bullying and suicide preven0on.


All South Florida Schools Need Bullying Preven0on Educa0on •

Bi-­‐racial and mul8-­‐racial youth are more likely to be vic8mized than youth who

iden8fy with a single race. 1 Many minority youth who are bullied because of their ethnicity also bully others for the same reason.

–  91.7% of students in Miami-­‐Dade Public Schools are considered minori0es. –  49.19% of students in Broward County Public Schools are considered minori0es. –  50.2% of students in Palm Beach County Public Schools are considered minori0es.

IT’S A VICIOUS CYCLE ALL SOUTH FLORIDA STUDENTS ARE AT-­‐RISK

1. Stein, J. A., Dukes, R. L., Warren, J. I. (2007). Adolescent male bullies, vic0ms, and bully vic0ms: a comparison

of psychosocial and behavioral characteris0cs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 32(3), 273-­‐282


336,531 Students are enrolled in Broward County Public & Charter Schools

349,945 Students are enrolled in Miami-­‐ Dade County Public & Charter School

177, 815 Students are enrolled Palm Beach County Public & Charter Schools

864,291 Students Need Educa0on, Tools & Support with Issues Around Bullying & Harassment

ASK YOURSELF HOW CAN I BE PART OF THE SOLUTION?


All Stakeholders on Deck TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATORS

PARENTS

COMMUNITY LEADERS

FAITH-­‐BASED COMMUNITIES

STUDENTS

BULLYING PREVENTION EXPERTS

ELECTED OFFICIALS AND POLICY MAKERS

LGBT COMMUNITY

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

MEDIA

SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF

CELEBRITIES & ATHLETES


Target Audience to Include

Elementary Schools

Middle & High Schools

Parents & Guardians

Teachers & Admins

Elected Leaders

Targe0ng 50+ students to a?end summit

Targe0ng 150 + students to a?end summit from the tri-­‐ county area

Targe0ng 100 parents to a?end summit

Targe0ng 50 educators and admins to a?end summit

Targe0ng 20 elected leaders to a?end summit


Why October 19th 2013 is an Important Date Na0onal An0-­‐Bullying Month

Na0onal Spirit Day is October 20th

Hos0ng on Saturday Enables ALL Stakeholders to A?end

NVEEE’s 4th Year Anniversary is October 20th

NVEEE’s 3rd Annual “Not on My Watch” VIP Recep0on


What’s Different About the “Not on My Watch” An0-­‐Bullying Summit? #1 Reason: NVEEE PEACE AMBASSADORS CO-­‐FACILITATE! NVEEE’s Peace Ambassador Program is comprised of students who serve as advocates and leaders in the efforts against bullying, suicide, and violence. •  Our Peace Ambassadors a?end leadership trainings throughout the school-­‐ year on various topics, including how to iden0fy and prevent bullying before it even starts. They are taught the root cause of the problem. •  Peace Ambassadors also co-­‐facilitate our signature workshops in K-­‐12 schools, speaking to parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, faith based communi0es, and other stakeholders.


NVEEE Peace Ambassadors


Surprise Performances NVEEE embraces the cri0cal role of including the Arts in bullying preven0on educa0on. We value engaging par0cipants and fostering community. Don’t miss special performances by NVEEE Peace Ambassadors & Surprise Celebrity Artist to be Announced


SPECIAL APPEARANCES AND PANELISTS INCLUDE


Award-­‐Winning Filmmaker Actress & Advocate Director/Producer/Writer of BULLIES AND FRIENDS BULLIES AND FRIENDS is the award-­‐winning,

Cassidy McMillan NVEEE Board Member

upcoming Documentary Film on bullying and bullycide that offers solu0ons to bullying. It documents the true story of a 14-­‐year old girl, who aler being bullied and threatened with death by three girls at her school, hung herself in her bedroom, with her dog's leash. In the suicide note she lel behind, she named the three girls. The horrific incident sparked outrage, and fueled a groundbreaking inves0ga0on that led to the precedent senng court case, where for the first 0me in North America, teens were made to stand trial for bullying. Visit www.BulliesAndFriends.com


Jane Clemen0

Mother of Tyler Clemen7 and An7-­‐Bullying Advocate

Jane Clemen7

Jane Clemen0 co-­‐founded the Tyler Clemen0 Founda0on alongside husband Joe because she wants to make sure that our society learns the consequences of discrimina0on and bullying, as she learned all too personally through the loss of her son. A na0ve of New Jersey and devoted mother of three sons, Jane speaks passionately to parents and community leaders about the need to not merely "accept" or "tolerate" children who come out as LGBT, but to embrace them as wondrous crea0ons of God. Jane, a registered nurse, speaks on the need for parents of LGBT children to come out and speak openly of the love they have for their children, and in doing so each one of us can impact the world around us and create accep0ng environments.


Trish Behnke & Tracy Fentress

Trish Behnke & Tracy Fentress Mothers of Paige Moravetz & Haylee Fentress

The mothers of two Minnesota eighth-­‐graders who hanged themselves during a sleepover said there were no warning signs and that they had tried to help their daughters cope with bullying the best they could. Best friends Haylee Fentress and Paige Moravetz of rural Lynd, Minn., had an apparent suicide pact and were found dead April 16, 2011 at Haylee's house. The girls, both 14, were being treated for depression, and Haylee was on medica0on, but their mothers said there were no indica0ons they were going to take their lives. Both Trish and Tracy will par0cipate as panelists during the an0-­‐bullying summit.


Miami Survivor of Bullying, Trauma and Mul0ple Suicide A?empts At 15 Ms. Sanders endured bullying, abuse and suicidal idea0on stemming from harassment over race and orienta0on s0gmas. She lived as a vic0m for many years, un0l a University of Miami college advisor took no0ce and counseled her, saying, “Life is about choices. You can either choose to live as a vic0m, or you can choose to be a survivor.” It was at that moment she truly began living. In turn, she founded NVEEE and dedicated her life to mentoring children and families impacted by bullying and suicide. In May 2013, with support from staff at the YES Ins0tute, Jowharah returned to the school in Miami where her vic0miza0on took place 15 yrs. prior, to share her journey as a teachable moment. She later noted that the apology, as well as the standing ova0on she received from the faculty and staff aler her share, was something she neither thought she wanted or needed, but it turned out to be worth more Jowharah Sanders Founder | Exec. Director of NVEEE than any social jus0ce she wanted as a teen, and something worth living for.


NVEEE CELEBRITY SPOKESPERSONS


Michelle Williams

Grammy Award-­‐Winner, Singer, Actress Michelle Williams is a versa0le ar0st who has swilly and brilliantly conquered every stage she has set foot on. A mul0-­‐award winning interna0onal singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, Michelle is best known as one-­‐third member of the record-­‐breaking R&B and Pop sensa0on, Des7ny's Child, one of the world's best-­‐selling female groups of all 0me. In 2007, Michelle took on her greatest ac0ng challenge when she joined the cast of the Broadway smash, “The Color Purple” for its na0onal tour. She dazzled in the role of Shug Avery. In 2009, Michelle joined the London West End produc0on of “Chicago” where she made history as being the first African-­‐American woman to play the lead role of Roxie Hart. In 2012, Michelle became a na0onal spokesperson for NVEEE. In February 2013, Williams once again garnered interna7onal ahen7on when she reunited with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland at Super Bowl XLVII, taking to the stage with her former band mates during Beyoncé's impressive hallime show. In addi0on to the Des0ny's Child reunion, Williams has been starring in a touring produc0on of the musical Fela! For more info visit www.iammichelle.com.


Jaclyn Stapp Model, Actress, Philanthropist Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp is a Stetson graduate who has appeared on numerous magazine covers and na0onal adver0sing campaigns. This loving wife and mother of three won many 0tles, including Mrs. Florida America 2008 and Mrs. America First Runner Up 2008. Today, Jaclyn is a public speaker who travels around the world empowering at-­‐risk youth and championing for women’s rights through her charity, CHARM (Children Are Magical) and is the spokesperson for Na0onal Voices for Equality, Educa0on and Enlightenment (NVEEE), an organiza0on whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communi0es through direct service, mentoring and preven0on educa0on. As their na0onal spokesperson, Jaclyn sits on NVEEE’s Advisory Board, has par0cipated in two of their Na0onal PSA campaigns, and is an integral part of NVEEE’s Mentoring and Peace Ambassador Program. Jaclyn is married to Grammy Award winner Sco? Stapp, singer, songwriter, front man of the band Creed and author of “Sinner’s Creed”, a tell-­‐all memoir wri?en with David Ritz. They reside in South Florida with their three children, Jagger, Milan and Daniel. To learn more about Jaclyn, visit www.JaclynStapp.com or www.wackyjackybooks.com.


THE SUMMIT WILL INCLUDE SEVERAL EDUCATIONAL FORMATS


Panel Discussions

Topics to Include: •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •

Bullying vs. Conflict Types of Bullying Laws & Legal Ramifica0ons of Bullying Mean Girls Bullying in the Special Needs Community An0-­‐Gay Bullying Effects of Bullycide Digital Drama & Cyber Bullying

Panelists to Include: NEEEE Founder, Peace Ambassador, Los Angeles Filmmaker, School Counselor, Parent, School Principal, Law Enforcement, and an NVEEE Celebrity Spokesperson


TYPES OF BULLYING PHYSICAL RELIGIOUS

VERBAL

CYBER

LABELING

SOCIAL ALIENATION

INDIRECT

RACIAL OR ETHNIC

GIRL TO GIRL

ANTI-­‐GAY

INTIMIDATION


Break Out Sessions

So. Florida Parents Survey, Reported These Topics to be of Cri0cal Concern Learn Ways to Have the TALK About Bullying, Self Harm, & Suicide Learning to Communicate without Blame

Steps to Take if Your Child is the Aggressor

Steps to Take if Your Child is Being Bullied

Parent Breakout Sessions

Standard Procedures in Filing School Bullying Reports


Break Out Sessions

Students Are Most Interested in These Topics How to Start an An0-­‐Bullying Club Student Panel Our story as NVEEE Peace Ambassadors & How Volunteering Changes Lives Digital Drama & Cyber Bullying Your future College and Employer is Watching

How to Start the Bullying & Thoughts of Self Harm Conversa0on with a Trusted Adult

Student Breakout Sessions

Being an UPstander vs. A Bystander How to properly report bullying & stand up for others


Break Out Sessions

Teachers, Counselors, & Administrators Handling classroom Bullying ON THE SPOT How to Have an “A” School Addressing bullying increases grades & par0cipa0on

How Gender & Orienta0on Relates to Bullying

Communica0ng to parents and students about bullying incidents without Blame

School Officials Breakout Sessions

What You DO or DON’T DO Makes the Difference of a Life0me


THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS COMMITTEE MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS & NVEEE PEACE AMBASSADORS


Host Commi?ee Host Commihee

A special thank you to the Board of Directors of NVEEE and members of the Host CommiDee for their commitment, guidance and support in delivering a ground-­‐breaking and impacOul an8-­‐bullying summit to the South Florida community.

Board of Directors

Alyson Baugh

Alex Wall

Kim Cohane

Ashley Dadaglio

Jessica Saiontz

Cassidy McMillan

Jowharah Sanders

Jowharah Sanders

Dr. Ken Wilcox

Milagro Ruiz

Kimberly Bacardi

Pilar Leon-­‐Velarde

Michael E. Rajner

Tara Aus0n

Rick Morgan

Taso Manis

Tomeka Napper

Valerie Kinnon

Tony Lima

Wendy Phillips Yaury Jann


FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT JOWHARAH SANDERS AT INFO@NVEEE.org | 954.561.2626


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