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STOMP Out Bullying™ Joins America’s Promise Alliance and Its Grad Nation Campaign


At Home, in School and in our Communities STOMP Out Bullying Supports the Call to Reduce the High School Dropout Rate and Improve the lives of America’s Young People.

New York, NY, May 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- STOMP Out Bullying™ today announced they have become a partner of America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) and will work with them to help reduce the nation’s high school dropout rate and ensure that America’s children and youth have the resources they need to lead healthy, successful lives.

As the leading national anti-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S., STOMP Out Bullying works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country.

Becoming an America’s Promise Alliance partner offers the organization a more extended reach to others who share the same vision of ensuring that our country’s youth are safe and successful.

Founded in 1997 with General Colin Powell as its founding chair, America’s Promise is the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. Its strong national network of more than 400 partners is comprised of organizations representing all sectors of American life. Through America’s Promise, these partners are working together to end the dropout crisis and see that more children and youth experience the Five Promises in their lives—Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others.

Ross Ellis, founder and Chief Executive Officer of STOMP Out Bullying said: “We are so excited to partner with such a prestigious organization and its partners to ensure that America’s youth are successful. Being a partner of America’s Promise Alliance is an honor and we look forward to working with them accomplish our unified goal of giving youths every tool they need to succeed.”

As an official partner, STOMP Out Bullying will support and take part in the work of America’s Promise to ensure that more of the nation’s young people experience the Five Promises and are prepared to finish high school prepared for college and the 21st century workforce. STOMP Out Bullying will also be an active partner in supporting the work of the Grad Nation campaign, a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to end the dropout crisis. The goal of Grad Nation is to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020, with no school graduating fewer than 80 percent of its students on time.

“Creating stronger communities where youth feel supported and encouraged is essential to America’s future strength and vitality,” said John Gomperts, president and CEO of America's Promise Alliance. “By coming together in common purpose, we demonstrate our commitment and the fact that we all have a role to play in the success of our children and youth, and we are infinitely more powerful as a united force. We’re thrilled STOMP Out Bullying has joined this movement.”

The work of America’s Promise includes signature initiatives like the 100 Best Communities for Young People competition and Grad Nation Communities. America’s Promise also supports and distributes numerous reports highlighting the latest research and data for communities and youth development practitioners. This includes the annual Building a Grad Nation report on the dropout crisis as well as resources on parental engagement, career exploration and communications. As a partner, STOMP Out Bullying] will have early access to all America’s Promise commissioned research, tools and information.

To learn more about America’s Promise Alliance, visit: www.americaspromise.org.

STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, it focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.

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