BELTON, Mo. — Safe Fleet is teaming up with a national student-led youth empowerment organization to promote a bullying prevention documentary screening on Thursday.
Safe Fleet and its social campaign, United Against Bullying, have formed a partnership with Be Strong to further their shared goal of keeping students safe and ending bullying.
Be Strong is a national, student-led youth empowerment organization dedicated to ending bullying in schools.
In an effort to spread awareness in schools and the community, the organization will broadcast its bullying prevention documentary online, with the aim of reaching millions of school officials, as well as students and their parents or guardians, throughout the U.S.
The Be Strong Documentary National Screening kick-off event, presented by JM Family Enterprises Inc. and The California Channel, will be held at Deerfield Beach (Fla.) Middle School at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Area students and educators, along with leadership from the local Urban League and YWCA chapters, will be in attendance at the viewing.
"Be Strong strives to inspire kids to act empowered and encourage change in their peers," said Ashleigh Cromer, executive director of Be Strong. "This documentary is our attempt to meet students where they are and provide sustainable education and resources for change, in a digestible, actionable, and entertaining way."
The 45-minute documentary will cover how to identify, prevent, and end bullying, and identify support options. Viewers will be encouraged to change the way bullying prevention is perceived.
The documentary will also feature best practices for preventing and recovering from bullying from best-selling author, Broadway performer, and motivational speaker Jessie Funk, and recording artists Linkin' Bridge and Breaking Heights, along with Be Strong student leaders and several bullying victims whose inspirational stories of strength and perseverance have made national headlines.
Watch the Be Strong documentary trailer here.