While Ben Cohen's Stand Up foundation to fight bullying has gotten lots of attention in the gay community, MMA fighter Daniel Puder has created a pretty fantastic anti-bullying and self-worth program himself. My Life My Power is a school-based program that recruits high school students who carry the positive messages to younger students in the district. It's genius. I remember idolizing high school students and athletes as a kid; They are the perfect messenger for something like this. From Facebook:
In school systems, we install the MLMP club program first into a high school. From there, the high school kids adopt a Jr. high and elementary school. This involves the high school students going into each school one time each month to teach them a different lesson. There are 8 lessons totaling one per month for the academic school year. This can be at lunchtime or after school for 30-60 minutes depending on what works best for the individual school’s MLMP Club.
The organization is hosting a charity concert in Los Angeles on Thursday. You can find more information in their press release.
When: November 3, 2011
Where: Good Hurt Nightclub: 12249 Venice Boulevard, West Los Angeles, 90066
Red Carpet: 9:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Concert: 10:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M.
You can find more info at the My Life My Power Facebook page.