Local organization leads campaign against bullying

One local program is empowering students to address bullying from the ground up. Be the Voice, a nonprofit organization founded in 2014 at the Roswell Rotary, brings unique campaigns to area schools that target issues of bullying by focusing on …

Perry-High School launches Be THE Voice®

Perry High School students are taking a stand during National Bullying Prevention Month. The high school’s Interact Club, which is locally sponsored by the Perry Rotary Club, came out in full force this week to greet students and hand out …

Teen pop-star Meredith O’Connor

We had so much fun with teen-pop star Meredith O’Connor (anti-bully & mental health advocate) with international acclaim – as she helped launch Be THE Voice® at 2 schools in the Lee county school district (Florida). Her music and influence is known for its …

UGA Football supports Be THE Voice

Thanks so much to UGA DawgNation – Georgia Bulldogs football players Charlie Woerner, Tae Crowder & Brian Herrien for taking time after practice to make a video for BTV4 – launching in October at a participating school near you! These …

Thanks to Team Roswell

Thanks to Kim Weber & Team Roswell, Barb Scoggins AREA 51 – Aurora Cineplex and The Fringe Miniature Golf and all the BTV supporters who came out to support our movie premiere fundraiser for Incredibles 2!

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“At the heart of the Be THE Voice initiative is the belief that the student Bystander has the power to impact change when it comes to bullying. IF the bullying behavior is not tolerated by the Bystander, CHANGE will happen! We have …

Encouraging Kids to Speak Out

Be THE Voice aims to continue to empower students with the “see something, say something” mantra in instances of bullying. Co-founder Debbie Cwalina emphasized that Be THE Voice is focused on “bystander empowerment,” letting children know that if they see …

Color Blast Fun Run

The Color BLAST Family Fun Run (10/15/17) was a big success due to the efforts of our incredible planning committee Katha Hall Stuart, Kathy Igou, Michael Schoppenhorst and Bridget Brock. A big thanks to my favorite Rotary Club (Rotary Club …

CCRPI and Be THE Voice

Schools in Georgia can annually apply for Exceeding THE Bar (ETB) bonus points to add to their CCRPI score. One of the ETB categories is the school climate. Schools are encouraged to implement research-based programs or practices to improve their …

Bulldogs Endorse Be THE Voice

We are honored to feature the following UGA collegiate athletes in the Fall 2017 Be THE Voice video series! UGA Football Team: Jeb Blazevich (starting Senior TE), Aaron Davis (starting Senior CB) and Sage Hardin (RS Sophomore OL) Kicker Rodrigo …

Making the Choice

The Hembree Springs Elementary Interact Club made this great video encouraging their classmates to “Make the Choice to Be THE Voice” by signing the banner. What a great way to get the students engaged and the banner serves as a …

Roswell High V.I.V.s

Several Roswell High School students were awarded Very Important Voice (V.I.V.) awards for supporting our anti-bullying program in their school and other schools in their community. Football players helped kick off Be THE Voice at local grade schools, another student …

Mayor Wood Declares October Stop Bullying Month

Whereas, Over 13 million kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in this nation; and Whereas, In the past 20 years, we have seen an escalation of bullying prevention …