Monday, September 8, 2014

"Teen Nation Tour" Kicks Off Anti-Bullying Concerts and School Programs (San Antonio, TX) September 5, 2014

"Overweight, Gay, or simply different from the crowd are just a few of the reasons children and teens are being bullied -- sometimes to death -- in America's schools and over the internet. Bullying leads to depression, social isolation and suicide, the latter of which is now the third leading cause of death among young people, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Studies have shown that the most effective way to reach teens, especially regarding bullying, is through other teens, on a peer-to-peer level.

The Teen Nation Tour (TNT) is a peer-to-peer community service program and campaign to educate youth about bullying. The message is delivered in a way that students can relate – through music. The powerful 90 minute school assemblies for middle and high school students feature young, emerging recording artists from around the country who perform Top 40, country, pop, and rock hits. Artists volunteer their time to be on the tour and share personal bullying experiences, discuss the types of bullying, and prevention options." Read more

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