Turning bystanders into upstanders, one VOICE at a time.

WHAT IS Be THE Voice?

Be THE Voice is a student-driven “Movement for Kindness, Compassion & Inclusion” that results in a kinder, more inclusive school environment.

Our revolutionary program is built upon proven techniques that help develop interpersonal skills – through first-hand experiences - resulting in confident student leaders in the classroom and beyond!

WHY do we need it?

Thousands of students are reported “missing” from school systems nationwide. Many have fallen so far behind, the anxiety of returning to a classroom is overwhelming – both socially & academically.

Be THE Voice encourages students to unplug from screens, connect with their peers and forge new friendships. Students who feel safe both physically & emotionally will perform better academically.

HOW is it different than other school programs?

FIRST AND FOREMOST: It’s Peer-led

Be THE Voice is not an adult-led curriculum. BTV is a student-driven initiative which results in a real buy-in with their peers. Students have a great deal of influence over each other, so our P2P approach allows them to take the lead & inspire change!

SECOND: It’s Video Based

Be THE Voice revolves around 12 videos that feature a wide variety of social-influencers. 65% of students are visual learners,

making our video format highly effective with students replicating what they viewed the very same day! Ex. Be THE Voice & Caroline

THIRD: It’s Fun!

We carefully craft age-level campaigns for elementary, middle, and high school that feature engaging peer videos, monthly challenges that allow students to flex their "kindness muscle" and logoed merchandise to leave a lasting impression year-round. We work hard to keep our brand, messaging & content on-trend with the youth of today!

FOURTH: It’s Based on Science

Successful behavior modification campaigns require repeating a specific behavior pattern for a period of at least 3 – 6 months. Science has proven that with enough repetition, all the related brain cells involved in the activity eventually connect, and the new behavior becomes an ingrained pattern.

Our program is unlike any other initiative in that it is—

  • Led by students
  • Based in video
  • Viewed and promoted weekly
  • Implemented for six months
  • Focused on empowering bystanders to impact change within their school and community
Program Components
Videos
Dicussion Guides
Activities & Events
Promotional Items
 

Video-Based Program Engages Students

65% of students are visual learners, making our visual format highly effective with many students replicating what they viewed within minutes! 

Be THE Voice is centered around short videos that feature celebrities, athletes, and students sharing personal stories or advice to empower the normally silent bystander to impact change. 


2021/22 Campaign Overview

Booster Kit merchandise is updated each campaign year

Each Be THE Voice® campaign includes 12 peer videos (with discussion points) and corresponding P2P activities for facilitation October through December. January and February include a schoolwide P2P service opportunity, with campaign concluding in March with the coveted “Very Important Voice” (V.I.V.) student recognitions. The Booster Kit contains a variety of logoed merchandise that is popular with students in each program level (as outlined below). Also included is a large Be THE Voice® Banner that features the sponsoring organization’s logo so everyone in the school knows who to thank for providing this life-changing program!

Timeline: Program and Booster Kit will arrive the first week of September. Each school will be contacted by a designated BTV liaison to aid in campaign set-up. The 12 weekly videos and P2P activities should begin the first week of October and conclude by mid-January.

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    High School Booster Kit:
    50 Club T-shirts, 1000 Stickers, 30 BTV Posters, 500 Key tags, 500 flavored Lip balm, 500 Car magnets, Pledge-Chain activity, Banner with markers,10 Foam peace hands, and the VIV certificate template. Also included is a printed copy of both the Program and Club worksheets

    Middle School Booster Kit:
    50 Club T-shirts, 1000 Stickers, 30 BTV Posters, 500 Backpack Tags, 500 flavored Lip balm, 500 Erasers, Pledge-Chain activity, Banner with markers,10 Foam peace hands and the VIV certificate template. Also included is a printed copy of both the Program and Club worksheets.

    Elementary School Booster Kit:
    50 Club T-shirts, 1000 Stickers, 30 BTV Posters, 500 Backpack Tags, 500 flavored Lip balm, 500 Erasers, Pledge-Chain activity, Banner with markers,10 Foam peace hands and the VIV certificate template. Also included is a printed copy of both the Program and Club worksheets.