Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Ivy Child International (Ivy Child) is a highly acclaimed Massachusetts based non-profit, leading the national conversation on Bullying, by way of their unique Bullying Prevention and Leadership curriculum. Ivy Child has developed an array of learning-based curricula and workshops for leadership and training for children and young people, through personal assessments, identifying leadership characteristics, teaching leadership models, behavior and best practices.
Ivy Child is a leading resource for caregivers, educators, community agencies, and healthcare organizations to receive guidance and instruction on creating a healthy child-centered environment. Ivy Child has developed their Bullying Prevention curriculum in response to the rising incidents of physical violence, verbal abuse, cyber taunts and bullying related deaths among youth across the country and the globe.
Stand Up was created to educate, motivate and empower young people to actively promote positive social change and combat bullying in their schools and communities.
On November 29, 2012 thousands of middle and high school students and teachers from across New England will come together at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA for a one-day program to take a stand against all forms of bullying.
Stand Up 2011 was the largest anti-bullying rally ever conducted in the United States:
The maiden Stand Up Rally took place on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 with more than 4,000 middle and high school students and teachers representing over 150 schools coming together at Northeastern University in Boston to take a stand against bullying. In 2012, the program will be attended by a greater number of attendees and will be held in a larger venue.
The Stand Up program was developed by a community coalition of over fifty people and organizations who worked in partnership with renowned bullying prevention authorities to ensure the most effective messaging and call to action for students and their educators. Stand Up utilizes a combination of educational information, commentary and panel discussions from bullying and leadership experts such as Ivy Child, as well as celebrity entertainers, prominent political leaders and special recognition to motivate students to stand up to bullying in their schools and communities.
The Stand Up Community Coalition consists of prominent and respected national and community-based organizations including: Ivy Child, Sport in Society at Northeastern University; The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC); The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA); the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and several District Attorneys’ offices.
Stand Up and Ivy Child are committed to empowering students to address the growing concern about the impact of bullying on our youth. "We are honored to partner with Stand Up to Bullying 2012 and be leading the conversation on prevention not only in our nation, but across the globe to combat the transcultural and transgenerational epidemic of bullying. The power of young leading young and facilitating social change is our most impactful tool," stated Rose Pavlo, Founder and President of Ivy Child International.
In addition to Bullying Prevention and Leadership, Ivy Child offers children, caregivers, teachers, and administrators programs such as Yoga and Mindfulness, Multicultural and Music Education, to teach emotional self regulation and cultivate cross-cultural understanding in schools, after-school programs, and community centers. For details on programs visit: http://ivychild.org/programs.
Individuals or organizations who are interested in becoming a corporate partner/sponsor, or want more information regarding the event can contact Rob Perella Chief Development Officer of Ivy Child International at 617-513-9735 or e-mail rperella(at)ivychild(dot)org.
For more information on Ivy Child’s programs or for an interview, please contact:
Rose Pavlov, Founder and President of Ivy Child International, by phone: 508-299-7905 or via email: rpavlov(at)ivychild(dot)org