"I just want to thank you for meeting with the
pathway students today. Your story is incredibly... inspiring and the discussion was fantastic. I spoke with some of the students this afternoon and to say they really enjoyed it would be an understatement. They wished they could have spent more time with you."
Coordinator, University of Arizona Medical School
Pathway Scholars Program
Champions for the Homeless 2013
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NEW! Nascar's Champions Against Bullying:
NASCAR's rising star Daryl Harr
and Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Nick Lowery
teaming up with JD Motorsports!
Click HERE to view Press Release
Why Bullying Is No Small Issue
6% vs 45% - a 750% increase in low mental well-being:
"By 10th grade, 45 percent of teens who'd been chronically victimized fell into the category of "low" mental well-being. That compared with 31 percent of kids who reported current bullying only, and 12 percent of those who'd been bullied in the past only. Of students who'd never been regularly picked on, just 6 percent scored that low in psychological well-being." Bullying may have lasting health effects on kids:
Help us help you target Hope, Engagement and Wellbeing
founded on Authentic Purpose:
End bullying at your school and replace it with CHAMPIONS AGAINST BULLYING
Give the teachers a simple strategy to ensure lasting change is created
Recognize actions over words - honor the MVP's in each class who end the "bystander" culture at the school by STANDING UP to the bullies and reaching out and standing with the marginalized students in the shadows of the school
Create a Leadership and Respect culture where "What happens to one of us, happens to ALL of us"
Focus on empowering by turning ON the CREATIVITY of each student
Focus on the power of Focus itself to align with each student's true gifts and passions,
so you …
Help students find their own power and purpose
Measure improvements in creativity, communication, hope, and engagement: the pillars of lifelong success far more than grades
The Gallup Organization says "The best educators know that for students to achieve meaningful, lasting success in the classroom and beyond, they must be emotionally engaged in the educational experience. This means educators must focus on students' hope, engagement, and wellbeing -- the predictors Gallup has discovered matter the most."
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The NFL Dolphins' Bullying and Hazing issue:
How the Incognito story can help.
Nation Building for Native Youth (NBNY) is a life-
Since 2003, 600 Native and Diverse Youth and adult advisors have participated in NBNY and NExT Summer Institutes. An additional 10,000 youth have been reached through the assemblies, materials, workshops and the work of the adult advisors in their home communities. With grants from the UPS and Lee Kreindler Foundations, and a new partnership with Sharon Lechter's Thrivetime Challenge and Pay Your Family First, NLY Foundation is indeed thriving.
"The four days participating in the NBNY program was really fun because I met a lot of really nice people and I've also been introduced to a new kind of leadership that takes place within our own tribal government, community, having a voice, goals , and having a dream can benefit the community."
Everett F. Gomez
NBNY Summer Leadership Institute
"Nick Lowery’s recent Champions Against Bullying presentation to USD 109 Republic County Schools made a powerful impression upon our students. Nick’s passion to positively influence today’s youth was obvious as he presented his message. This message was delivered in a way that our students could easily apply it to all aspects of life. Unlike many lyceums, Nick’s program offers much more than a high impact speaking engagement. This program has been aligned with proven strategies to insure that it makes a long-
USD 109 Republic County Schools