Time for Change: End Bullying In Chicago

I wanted to thank all the readers that showed your support of my last blog My battle with bullying. As difficult as it was to write about something so personal and what I have kept from people most of my life, I felt it was time to tell my story.  Looking back on what happened I am feel lucky in many ways, but for many this is not the case.

I am now challenging you all to get involved!  It is easy for us as a society to take pity on those that find themselves in such dire situations, but how many of us are doing anything about it.  There are so many ways we can help and I want to start a movement in Chicago to end bullying.   This means taking action; and you can start at home.   For those of you with children, get involved in the schools.  Talk to the administrators to find what plans they have in place to combat the unnecessary bullying. If there is no plan, vow to help implement one and get other parents involved.
For those without children in school, you can still get involved.  There are many organizations that offer programs to those that are being attacked.  Mentoring programs and after school programs are just a couple. Talk to your friends that have children and make them aware of this increasingly horrifying situation in our schools.  
We can all write our Aldermen, City Council and Senators; alone one voice can only be heard by few, but together we can be heard by all.  In the next couple of days I am going to post contact information for local organizations and politicians to get things started.  But is going to take us all working together to make a difference!
Please join me and ChicagoNow in taking a stand and End Bullying In Chicago! Your voice could make the difference in someone's life, and save it!  
Go to  http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/ for more information on what you can do to help!

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