Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Speak Out: The Documentary tackles bullying issue

Digital News, April 11, 2011 "On April 13 the worldwide premiere of Alex Vander Vlugt's SSpeak Out: The Documentary will take place on his organization's third annual Pink Shirt Day, a national campaign designed to raise awareness about bullying. Speak Out is the second film for Alex Vander Vlugt. The 18-year-old is the founder and director of SPEAK OUT based in Guelph, Ontario. He wanted this film to be used as a tool to combat bullying and encourage teens to talk about the issue. He applied for a $5,000 grant with the Pepsi Refresh Project for funding the venture. After a two month public voting campaign Alex's idea was chosen as one of the ten to receive funding. 'The mission of Speak Out: The Documentary is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth and build a bully-free society for all students and community members,' said Alex Vander Vlugt in a press release. 'Created by youth for youth, the film will help us speak out for those that can't.'" Read More

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