November 9, 2016

On average 160,000 children across the country don’t go to school because of fear of being bullied.

Be Strong is reaching out into communities with motivational speakers that encourage and empower young people, parents, teachers and community stakeholders by sharing intimate stories of life challenges, survival, and hope.

Last month the Be Strong Los Angeles Live Press Conference was hosted by Adrian Paul and included panelists Nick Vujicic, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Roy Moore (Be Strong Founder), Dr. Duardo (Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools), Robert Salinas (Retired California State Department of Education), Joshua Apparicio (11-year survivor of bullying and Peace Fund Radio Hero of the Week) and Shanna Moakler (Parent).

The Press Conference followed the Be Strong Live event at the Forum,  giving young people a voice and support for what has become a major public health and safety issue.  As many as 10,000 students and millions online said no to bullying in Inglewood. Be Strong LIVE was broadcast on The California Channel, which has a reach of five million homes. The event brought insight on ways to identify and stop bullying both on and offline, and how victims can find support.

 It featured remarks by inspirational public speaker Nick Vujicic.  Nick, a man born without arms or legs, has lived an extraordinary journey from day one. Nick turned his adversity into inspiration to help others. The Be Strong mission is to uplift entire communities by tackling the real-world issues of student depression and suicide, and candidly discussing the devastating effects of bullying.