BENEFITING: CROSSROADS FOR KIDS INC
We, the members of the 2013 C5 New England Medallion Class, offer you the opportunity to support our annual service trip. This year, our trip is focused on the issue of bullying. We are committed to working with others to create an emotionally and physically safe environment for youth. The goal of this experience is to spend a week in Washington, DC working with youth, meeting with legislators, and using social media to spread awareness of bullying.
Between 4th and 8th grade, 90% of students are victims of bullying. This issue affects the young and old – it can take years for people to get over childhood bullying. Young children are victimized for their body size, physical appearance, gender identity and more. Children experience low self-esteem, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts as a result of this emotional violence. We want to beat the statistics by empowering youth, using our voices and stories, and creating awareness. No donation is too small. Thank you for your time.