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For millions of our children, school is not a safe place. Every day over 100,000 kids don’t go to school because they are afraid of being bullied. Tragically, studies have found that a hundred suicides among young people each year are related to bullying.
There is an amazingly simple, game-changing solution that decreases the impact of bullying on a kid’s self-worth and makes school a place kids want to be.
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When kids know they MATTER, they do NOT commit suicide. 4,400 youth a year commit suicide and hundreds of them are due to bullying. In America, over 100,000 kids don’t go to school each day due to fear of confronting the bully.
This Must STOP!
In fact, the TAG 4 Change Movement™ began one fall afternoon in 2011 when Marty L Ward read about a little 10-year-old girl – cheerleader, honor roll student, Ashlynn Conner of Ridge Farm, Illinois, who chose to kill herself rather than go to school to confront the bully one more time.
Marty cried out, “ENOUGH! Not another bright light of a child needs to be snuffed out!”
That day, she founded Create Confident Kids to Eliminate Bullying that has become the 501c3 non-profit Confidence Eliminates Bullying, Inc.
Since then, the Confidence Eliminates Bullying Programs have been taught to teachers, parents, grandparents, and kids in Florida and as far away as Uganda and Tanzania.
Why Marty cares so much is that she experienced bullying for decades personally. As a teacher, school-based social worker, and now as a Transformation Strategist for entrepreneurs, she has witnessed the pain and devastating effect that bullying can have on self-esteem and personal and financial success.
Then the most amazing thing happened…
In 2015, Pastor Buni Alex, a missionary in Uganda at the time, was given orders to burn a pile of books that were taking up too much space in a church. One book caught his eye. My book, Get Clear Get Confident Get Going. Something told him not to burn it but to read it.
Since his life began to change from just using the information in the book, he wanted more. He contacted me via email and thus began what has turned into a life-changing friendship and business relationship for both of us.
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Pastor Buni Alex, who is now our Liasion to Africa, arranged for me to visit the 10 schools and 12 churches where Confidence Eliminates Bullying Programs are taught by him and his team.
I trained over 7000 children, teachers, parents, pastors, farmers and other business owners how to eliminate bullying by creating confident, emotionally intelligent children and adults who believe in themselves rather than the mean words of the bully. Never in a million years could I have imaged that my heart could open wide enough to embrace an entire culture. The Ugandans are the most open, loving, thoughtful, playful people on the planet!
Each day, we all piled into our Toyota Van, body to body, signing and laughing our way through Uganda. We called it our “Love Bubble” because there is so much love shared between us.
Can you imagine, some people walked 27 miles just to attend my training, while others waited 6 hours to hear how I had made such a difference in Buni’s life. A goat was sacrificed in my honor and everywhere we went they cheered, danced, bounced, and sang a joyous welcome.
Our mission as a team was to Eliminate Bullying that, due to the lack of information in this culture, looks like caning of children and wives on a routine basis. By sharing the next evolution of personal and child development principles, overnight teachers, parents, and pastors were using the TAG Method of communicating.
At the end of every presentation, we did a Being Me Matters Celebration. Everyone would find a partner, face them, and, one at a time, say:” I see you for who you are.”
Then they would place a Being Me Matters sticker on their shoulder as they said: “Being You Matters.”
The best part is they would then tell the person WHY THEY MATTERED. This was life transforming for children and adults alike! Some had never been told they mattered; some had never heard “I love you!” Many felt “precious”,”inspired to do more”, to “believe in me.”
Listen in and sing along. Know YOU MATTER! When kids know THEY MATTER, they do not kill other kids or themselves!