STAND UP to Bullying 2011 – December 13, 2011
Matthews Arena, Northeastern University
Over 4,000 students from over 150 schools attended the inaugural STAND UP rally in Boston. The Rally included a Student Town Hall Meeting, the Exhibition Area of Innovative Programs, musical performance by American Idol 2010 finalist Siobhan Magnus and the presentation of the STAND UP Awards. Five schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire were honored for their anti-bullying programs: Bridgewater Middle School, Haverhill Public Schools VIP Team; Lynn English High School; Prospect Hill Academy Charter School and Robert Adams Middle School.
STAND UP to Bullying 2012 – November 29, 2012
Tsongas Center, Lowell, Massachusetts
Over 5,000 students and educators from over 165 schools attended the rally in Lowell. The Rally featured local artist and 2012 X Factor contestant Jillian Jensen and keynote and motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez. The rally included the Student Town Hall Meeting, the presentation of the STAND UP Awards as well as the debut of Ballads vs. Bullying. Students were asked to create an original anti-bullying song. Over 15 songs were submitted. The top 3 songs were played at the rally and the winner was determined by the in-arena student voting.
STAND UP to Bullying New Hampshire 2013 – November 15, 2013
Whittemore Center Arena, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
This year STAND UP expanded across the border to New Hampshire! The program was a great success with over 4,000 students and teachers attending the rally at the Whittemore Center Arena at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Governor Maggie Hassan and Senator Martha Fuller Clarke were two of the keynote speakers. Lizzie Velasquez and Miss New Hampshire 2011 Regan Hartley addressed the students and educators during the rally.
STAND UP to Bullying 2013 - December 3, 2013
DCU Center Arena, Worcester, Massachusetts
STAND UP Massachusetts took place on Tuesday, December 3rd at the DCU Center in Worcester. The event was hosted by Boston hip-hop radio station, JAM’N 94.5 personalities Ramiro Torres, Santi Deoleo and Ashlee Feldman. Inspirational speaker Lizzie Velasquez and award winning Canadian poet, author and performer Shane Koyczan spoke to the audience about their experiences with bullying while growing up.
STAND UP to Bullying Training & Action Summit 2014 New Hampshire – October 17, 2014
Manchester Community College, Manchester, New Hampshire
TAS-14 took place on October 17, 2014 at Manchester Community College. Students were trained by professionals from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University and the Browne Center at UNH. More than 400 middle and high school students gathered for a day of training and collaboration.
STAND UP to Bullying Training & Action Summit 2014 Massachusetts – November 21, 2014
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
In partnership with the Massachusetts Teachers Association, TAS-14 took place on November 21, 2014 at Fenway Park. More than 400 middle and high school students gathered for a day of skill building and collaboration. Students were trained by professionals from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University and the Browne Center at UNH. Guest speakers included Dr. Charles Steinberg of the Boston Red Sox and Janet Anderson of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.