Well another school year has just started and "Bullying Ends Here" is in high demand across North America. I did the first two presentations last week in British Columbia along with a radio interview for Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. What an incredible week. I don't think there is a better feeling than seeing youth take to social media to express their positive thoughts, and commitment to change, after my presentation.
This year is a bit different as I am not longer wearing a police uniform. In fact, I no longer represent any police agency. I feel it is important to hold true to the fact that I am not doing this presentation because I am a police officer, rather because I am 'just a guy named Tad that truly wants to help youth. I want to do this because I, just like many other adults, also have a story.
To date, I have done the vast majority of this program on my own time and at my own expense. I will do all that I can to keep this presentation free for schools as I don't want money to stand in the way of a youth being exposed to another resource for them. Every dollar donated goes directly to enabling the presentation to reach thousands more. No money goes to wages.
I am on a mission to continue telling the world about a boy named Jamie Hubley and hope that his story, along with my own, will show youth that they have support and have someone that they can communicate with through email at any time. Someone that they have met in person and can trust.
I have received over 5000 emails in 6 months and I respond to each and every one of them. That is my commitment to youth. I will help any way that I can.
I don't want to be "that person" that reads headlines of these tragedies and lays blame on everyone around us. I have chosen to get out there and attempt to do something about it.
Given the number of requests to present across North America in the hundreds, countless media requests (including CNN) and the practice proven results, there is much to be gained by all. Won't you help me continue to spread Jamie's message of acceptance, tolerance and understanding by empowering youth to make individual positive change.
I can be reached directly through my website,
and donations can also be made through the site. Please take a moment to look at the website and what I am doing to try making this world a better place for us all.
"Bullying Ends Here" is now a registered charity in Canada and can issue tax receipts. Ideally I would love a sponsor who would be as passionate in helping youth as I am. It would be a perfect partnership of assisting youth while showing the world how much you care. With or without a Sponsor however, I will keep going. All donations are welcome of course as every dollar truly does help.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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