Stand Up 2013
Training & Action Summit
Who Should Attend:
High school and middle school students. Recommended for grades seven and up.
Friday, October 17, 2014
There will be 2 sessions
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Manchester Community College
1066 Front Street
Stand Up 2013 New Hampshire
Over 3,800 students from over 120 schools attended STAND UP New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center in Durham, New Hampshire.
Stand Up 2013 Massachusetts
Over 4,800 students from over 160 schools attended STAND UP Massachusetts at the DCU Arena in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Stand Up 2012
Over 5,000 students from
over 165 schools attended
Stand Up 2012 at the
Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Stand Up 2011
Over 4,000 students from
over 150 schools attended
Stand Up 2011 at Matthews
Arena on Northeastern University's campus.
If you would like more information about Stand Up to Bullying or would like to get involved, please email Kari Johnston
STAND UP New Hampshire 2013
The Honorable Martha Fuller Clark
The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
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On Thursday, November 29, 2012 nearly 5,000 middle and high school students and teachers from across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island came together at The Tsongas Center in Lowell for a one-day program to take a stand against all forms of bullying. Stand Up 2012 was the largest anti-bullying rally ever conducted in the United States.
Stand Up was created to educate, motivate and empower young people to actively promote social change in their schools and communities. The Stand Up program was developed by a community coalition of over 50 organizations who worked in partnership with renowned bullying prevention Authorities to ensure the most effective messaging and call to action for students and their educators. Stand Up utilized a combination of educational information, entertainment and special recognition to motivate students to stand up to bullying in their schools and communities.
Stand Up 2012
Local Artists Perform
Local artists performed during the STAND UP 2012 program. Artists includeded Andrea LeClaire, Jessie Chris, Simone, Sasha, Breje, Fairhaven, and Anthony Gargiula. The event also featured the three finalists for Ballads vs. Bullying Song Contest: New Horizon Featuring Elder Perez and Dennis Hernandez, popAlert and Turell Finona-Boyd and Cody Thomas.
Jillian Jensen, from "The X-Factor US" audition rounds also spoke to the audience and performed.
Student "Town Hall Meeting"
The program presented an “on-stage” discussion on the issue of bullying featuring a diverse group of students all impacted by some aspect of bullying. The student audience participated in the discussion by asking questions from microphone positions on the floor of the arena and also by being able to text in responses to an interactive survey conducted from the stage. The discussion was facilitated by the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC).
Presentation of Stand Up 2012 Awards
Three special recognition awards were given for innovative programs developed by schools/students dealing with bullying.
The Stand Up 2012 Winning Schools:
• Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School
• Hudson Memorial School
Hudson, New Hamsphire
• Southeast Alternative School
Middleboro & Sandwich, Massachusetts
The Exhibition Area of Innovative Programs
An area within the arena was established for schools and students to showcase their programs and initiatives that deal with bullying. Non-profit and organizations that work with young people about bullying were also invited to participate.
Schools from throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire with unique and successful programs set up exhibits designed to showcase and share their programs with the interested students and teachers in attendance.
Here is a list of organizations and schools that participated in the Exhibition Area of Innovative Programs:
- Bowling Against Bullying - Anthony Gargiula
- Bridgewater Middle School
- Bristol Recording Studios
- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
- Greater Boston PFLAG
- Greater Lowell Technical High School
- Ivy Child International
- Lizzie Velasquez
- Lynn English High School
- Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth
- Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
- Middlesex Partnership For Youth, Inc.
- Middlesex Sheriff's Office
- Norfolk Sheriff's Office
- Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
- Right Now Against Bullying
- The River 92.5 FM
- Shane's Anti-Bullying Program
- University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Youth & Family Team
- Young Audiences of Massachusetts
Ballads vs. Bullying Song Contest
This year, STAND UP 2012 launched the Ballads vs. Bullying Song Contest. Students in middle and high school were invited to create an original song about bullying. Over 30 songs were submitted. A panel of judges reviewed all the songs and selected three songs that would be performed at the STAND UP 2012 event.
The three finalist songs were:
- New Horizon featuring Dennis Hernandez - Rise Above
- popAlert - I Don't Deserve
- Turell Finona-Boyd & Cody Thomas - ARC Song
Jillian Jensen speaks to the STAND UP audience.
For more video highlights, please visit our STAND UP YouTube channel here.
STAND UP Co-chair and lead funder address the audience.