GAB Peer Ambassadors Shine in Madison at the 2017 Wisconsin Association of Student Councils State Jam
Generations Against Bullying (GAB) was invited back to make two, one-hour presentations at the Wisconsin Association of Student Councils “State Jam” at the Madison Marriott West Conference Center, in Madison, WI on May 7, 2017.
This 2-day event features middle school student councils from around the State of Wisconsin to hear a variety of leadership presentations. The theme of this year’s convention was “Saving the World One Leader at a Time”. This theme fit perfectly with GAB’s emphasis on creating upstanders to combat the epidemic of bullying.
It takes a leader with courage to become an upstander.
Bullycide (suicide as a direct result of bullying) is one of the leading causes of death in our middle school age students. So, the “Saving the World..,” theme was an excellent segue for our Peer presentations.
Peer Amabssadors; Diana Victory, Noor Fleifel, Ariel Griffin, Tess Schaefer, and Anina Lee, lead two, 1-hour breakout groups with thought provoking videos and interactive activities. Their presentations were so effective that one of the students approached our Peers after a presentation and said she was going to contact her school administration to establish a Peer Ambassador Program in her school.
Our Peer Ambassadors did a great job!