Become a Brave New Leader

There’s A Brave New Leader Inside of You

We have listed some options for you to consider if you want to become more actively involved in creating the kind of community, nation and world that you want. There are many opportunities available to become an advocate for something you believe in. Take some time to investigate and explore your options.  No matter how large or how small your efforts, you can become one of the Brave New Leaders!

Join The Movement to Stop Bullying

STOMP Out Bullying.org is a national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens, and it is a signature program of Love Our Children USA. STOMP Out Bullying 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.

Do Something!

Do Something.org believes teenagers have the power to make a difference. They leverage communications technologies to enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action. On this site you can pick your cause and get ideas immediately on what you can do – for a day, a week or a year!  Do Something.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. The Five Guidelines They Live By Are: #1. Believe in Teenagers. #2 Trust Teenagers. #3 Celebrate Teenagers. #4 Respect Teenagers. #5 Value Teenagers.

Bring the Issue of Body Image and Self-Esteem Out of the Shadows

TEEN TRUTH LIVE: BODY IMAGE & SELF ESTEEM is an interactive, multi-media experience that incorporates a motivational presentation with film that was created with the help of students. This performance presents a raw look at girls in their quest to be skinnier, boys trying to get bigger and stronger, and the ever growing issue of compulsive eating. Using storytelling, humor, real world examples and audience participation, the speaker educates students about the serious consequences of a negative body image. Issues covered in this presentation include eating disorders, performance enhancing drug use, binge eating, and obesity. This gripping presentation challenges the audience to think more about this secretive issue and find the REAL beauty in themselves and others.

Tackle Bullying and School Violence in Your Community

TEEN TRUTH LIVE: BULLY & SCHOOL VIOLENCE is an interactive, multi-media assembly experience that combines motivational presentations with an award-wining film that was created by students. The presentation focuses on social issues that can lead to serious consequences, while the presentation challenges students to think about how their reactions to these issues impact the lives of those around them. Using storytelling, humor, real world examples and audience participation, TEEN TRUTH LIVE: BULLY & SCHOOL VIOLENCE teaches students to identify the different forms of bullying, understand how bullying can lead to serious consequences, and motivate students to stop bullying from happening in their school.

Get The Truth Out About Drugs and Alcohol

TEEN TRUTH LIVE: DRUGS & ALCOHOL is an interactive, multi-media experience that incorporates a motivationalpresentation with a multi-award winning film that was created with the help of students. The program focuses on the social issues that can lead teenagers to use drugs and alcohol and the serious consequences teenagers may face when using illicit substances. Using storytelling, humor, real world examples and audience participation, the speaker educates students about the dangerous consequences of drugs and alcohol, motivates the students to think before using, and empowers them to take an active role in preventing drug and alcohol use from occurring in their community.

Join “Taking It Global”

Taking It Global.org is the Largest Online Community of Youth Interested in Global Issues and Creating Positive Change. The mission of Taking It Global is to empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. They focus on those between the ages of 13 to 30 through an online community and initiatives that focus on enabling actively engaged youth and education programs geared towards middle and high school students.

Why Bother? Because global awareness and understanding across cultures is the key to the future of the planet!

Break the Silence About Dating Violence

Teen dating violence is an urgent, silent epidemic. One in three teens will experience abuse in a dating relationship and more than two-thirds of them will never report it to anyone.

Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. It is the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. They work every day towards their mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.  Their success is demonstrated by more than a decade of leadership in working with teens to prevent and end domestic and dating violence.  Check out their site to see how you can get involved.

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