Ashoka and YV partner with the Bully Project
Whew. What a week! With just four days notice, teams at Ashoka and Youth Venture managed to pull together a youth campaign just in time for today’s launch of “Bully” — a documentary film that follows the lives of five families affected by bullying and their determination to make a difference.
In partnership with The Bully Project, the campaign will be a platform that encourages youth to “Stop Bullying and Start Empathy” by submitting ideas for projects in their schools and communities. The YV team will then provide advice and support for youth teams to start their own movements.
It’s a terrific opportunity to channel the energy and publicity around a national problem into awareness about empathy and its importance.
And, the campaign is a nice preview for the upcoming launch of Start Empathy on the web in just over a month. (We’ve already got the Facebook page up and running, so be sure to stop by and “like” us!)
Again, on Monday morning, we had nothing. And by Friday morning, we have this. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you’re working with such a wonderful and dedicated team!