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Taylor Barton Foundation Holds “Challenge Day” To Combat Bullying

Taylor Barton Foundation Holds “Challenge Day” To Combat Bullying
Foundation launches full day event to face the issue of digital media bullying

 

 With the recent bullying epidemic that has sent shockwaves through the country and school systems, the Taylor Barton Foundation has decided to launch “Challenge Day” in his hometown of Las Vegas, which will change the way youth interact with one another and offer a safe environment to share their true feelings, the result naturally combats bullying in schools and within social media platforms.

“Challenge Day” will take place Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Del Sol High School for a full day event. The 6 ½ -hour Challenge Day program is designed to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill our vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated. Challenge Day’s mission is to provide youth and their communities with experiential workshops and programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.

The founders of “Challenge Day” who will be administering the event’s activities have also been on the popular MTV television show “If You Really Knew Me,” CNN and Oprah and served over 1,000,000 youth in 400 cities, 45 U.S. States, and five provinces of Canada. Adults and VIP attendees will be at the event from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for class instructions while the children will be able to leave at 2 p.m.

 

During the event the Taylor Barton Foundation will also be launching the “Text It Forward” campaign that uses texting and social media to spread positive messages to youth encouraging them to stop the bullying and use digital media only in positive ways. Utilizing these same tools that have been the method used for bullying will hopefully show there are still safe ways to communicate through social media outlets.

 

“Once kids go through an experimental program they want to talk about it and share it, so Text It Forward will give them the platform and a safe environment in which they can do so, creating a snowball effect of positive messaging,” said Taylor Barton.

 

To join the “Text It Forward” campaign to help end the cycle of bullying, contact the Taylor Barton Foundation at 702-245-2270 or heather@7andcompany.com.

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