Demonstrate your support for the bullied and join the statewide Stand for the Silent anti-bullying awareness campaign as it kicks off with an April 5 rally on the north side of the Nebraska State Capitol from 8:30p.m to 9:00p.m. Nebraska State Senator Amanda McGill and Mike Smith will be speaking on the topic to help launch the Stand for the Silent April campaign. AmeriCorps members, and the state’s students, families, teachers, administrators and public are encouraged to attend and lend their support for those who have been bullied. To get involved and learn more, visit www.serve.nebraska.gov.
On April 5, youth are encouraged to participate statewide and literally stand in their classrooms as a sign of their support throughout the day on Friday. “As an advocate for mental wellness, I have seen how much bullying has affected our schools, families, and our society in general. Bullying has become the cause of self-inflicted harm and worse, teen suicide. It’s time for all of us to take a stand to stop bullying,” said Senator McGill.
This year the event is made possible through ServeNebraska and in partnership with Oriental Trading Company, State Farm, Schaefer’s, Mike Smith Live and Youth Service America.
ServeNebraska pursues its mission of mobilizing Nebraskans to strengthen their communities through volunteering, collaboration and national service programs.