Gab Newsletter
June 2018

Table of Contents

IN THIS ISSUE

IN THIS ISSUE

ARTICLES

01.18 BUDDY BEAR JOINS LINEUP
01.18 “NO AMOUNT OF TEARS” MUSIC VIDEO
01.18 GAB ADDRESSES YOUTH
01.18 GAB PARTNERS UP W/HISPANIC NETWORK
01.18 GAB SPEAKS AT MEQUON ROTARY CLUB
01.18 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 DATE
01.18 THE HERO PROJECT PRESENTS…
01.18 8TH GRADERS FLOCK TOWARDS GAB

SPOTLIGHT WHINNY CITY

02.18 ANTI-BULLYING DAY
02.18 “I HAVE A DREAM” DIVERSITY AWARD
02.18 JOB CORPS GOES HEAVY METAL FOR GAB

03.18 MILWAUKEE GARDEN DISTRICT
03.18 HARTFORD VELOCITY SUPPORTS GAB
03.18 GAB PARTNERS WITH GIRL SCOUTS
03.18 GAB EXHIBIT AT MILWAUKEE WRAPAROUND
03.18 GAB PEER SPREADS MESSAGE…
03.18 GAB NON-PROFIT OF THE MONTH

SPOTLIGHT SHERIDAN SCHAEFER

04.18 LOWELL HOSTS UPSTANDER SERIES
04.18 GAB AT SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
04.18 “I HAVE A DREAM” DIVERSITY AWARD
04.18 GAB SPEAKS AT ROTARY CLUB
04.18 GAB INTRODUCES PLEDGE PROGRAM
04.18 NEW ABOUT GAB VIDEO LAUNCHED
04.18 ST. MATTHIAS PARISH SCHOOL
04.18 WHINNY CITY PONY CON
04.18 STARTING TODAY RAISES MONEY FOR GAB!
04.18 CHARITY OVERSIGHT GROUPS
04.18 GAB VISITS LOWELL INTERNATIONAL
04.18 UPSTANDERS AWARDED
04.18 PEER UPSTANDER VIDEO SHORT DEBUTS

05.18 GAB TO APPEAR AT BAYSHORE SAFETY DAY
05.18 GIRL SCOUTS TAKE UPSTANDER PLEDGE
05.18 VISIT GAB AT THE GREEN LAKE COUNTY FAIR
05.18 GAB WELCOMES NEW CELEBRITY SPEAKERS

06.18 SUPPORT GAB’s LAW
06.18 SHREK THE MUSICAL
06.18 NEW! SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
06.18 ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP
06.18 MILWAUKEE BULLYING TASK FORCE
06.18 GAB & LES PAUL MIDDLE SCHOOL
06.18 CITY CHAMPS EVENT SELECTS GAB AS PROUD PARTNER
06.18 ALEX & ANI SALE EVENT SUPPORTS GAB
06.18 NEW ANT-BULLYING POSTER SERIES

01.18

BUDDY BEAR JOINS GAB COMMUNITY SERVICES LINEUP

WHO IS BUDDY BEAR?
Bear’s story is a horrific experience of being abused. Bear was caged the first four months of his life. He was kept in his cage for weeks at a time laying in his own feces and urine. He was fed a few times a week. Bear had to endure horrible suffering the first few months of his life…

01.18

“NO AMOUNT OF TEARS” MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIER

The University of Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health was the scene for the world premier of the anti-bully music video “No Amount of Tears”. GAB helped sponsor the video, which was the idea of community activist and MC Tracey Dent

01.18

GAB ADDRESSES YOUTH AT CONFIRMATIONS

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Jefferson, WI, in conjunction with St. Luke’s Church in Rome, invited GAB to make a presentation to their confirmation classes and their parents. What an enthusiastic turnout!….

01.18

GAB PARTNERS UP WITH THE HISPANIC COLLABORATIVE NETWORK

Thank you to our volunteer Martha Sanchez-Hernandez for sharing the opportunity to attend the Hispanic Collaborative Network. Linda Lee, GAB Executive Director and James Dean GAB Executive Assistant attended the Hispanic Collaborative Network…

01.18

GAB SPEAKS AT MEQUON ROTARY CLUB

What a great discussion about bullying before the Greater Milwaukee Mequon Rotary Club at the Sprecher Restaurant at Bayshore Town Center, Glendale, WI…..

01.18

GABS 2ND ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 DATE ANNOUNCED

GAB’S 2nd Annual Country Music Festival 2018 to be held at Croatian Park 9100 S. 76th Street Franklin, WI 53132 on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm…

01.18

THE HERO PROJECT PRESENTS HOW TO BECOME AN UPSTANDER AND STOP BULLYING

What an awesome day at Raymond School (K-8)! The school planned an anti-bully educational experience called the H.E.R.O. PROJECT. (Help Everyone Respect Others) and GAB was invited to be a focal point of the assemblies and breakout groups…

01.18

8TH GRADERS FLOCK TOWARDS GAB AT GHS TRANSITION NIGHT

Wow! Our Peers are on fire! On January 25th, 2018 they conducted a Peer Ambassador Meeting and tonight they are presenting a booth at the annual Greendale High School Transition Night. This is the night that the various clubs in the high school can…

SPOTLIGHT WHINNY CITY

Earlier this year in Schaumberg, IL. Whinny City Pony Con, , generously raised $15,000 for Generations Against Bullying.

Words cannot describe how wonderful the weekend of April 13th -15th was, sharing friendship, stories, love, joy and happiness with our GAB family of Whinny City and Ponyville. Our hearts are singing with joy and overwhelming emotion from your generosity.

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Imagine a world, a community, a family with no judgement, no division, no exclusion, no bullying, no hatred, no anger, no bitterness – sheer love, honesty, friendship and joy. This is the environment of Whinny City and Ponyville–that, was our weekend. If we could only bottle up everyone from this weekend our world be an amazing place to live, to breath, to love and be free of all the anger of the world.

How important are Ponyville and Whinny City to GAB? We have accomplished wonders the past several months because of you. We have been able to reach out to numerous schools and organizations. We continue reaching out to more children in need of help and hope. We have created videos that will help students with solutions rather then continuing to focus on the problem. We know we have a problem, so let us try and focus on solutions.

Through all of GAB’s struggles and obstacles, Ponyville/Whinny City has given us the energy to continue. GAB runs on dedicated volunteers who are passionate about making our world a better place. Our new family has the same purpose and together we can accomplishment miracles.

We love you Ponyville and Whinny City. Every one of you gives us the hope to continue our mission. We are so honored and grateful for your love and friendship. Your funding helps us continue combating the bullying epidemic in our Nation and save lives.

Thank you, Whinny City, and Ponyville. Together we will make the world a better place for us and our future generation!

02.18

LAKE & AIRPORT GARDENS HOST ANTI-BULLYING AWARENESS DAY

The Garden District, Town of Lake & Airport Gardens Neighborhood Associations hosted an Anti-Bullying Awareness Day the evening of March 8th, 2018 featuring Motivational Speaker Michael Turner at The Garden District, Town of Lake Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th Street, Milwaukee WI. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room

02.18

MARTIN LUTHER KING “I HAVE A DREAM” DIVERSITY AWARD

On Thursday April 5th at Appleton West High School, Tiffany Hollaway Arts & Academy along with Generations Against Bullying presented the Martin Luther King “I HAVE A DREAM” Diversity Award.

The presentation also included guest and speakers Michael Turner (GAB Celebrity Speaker), Todd Thomas
(Appleton Police Chief), Ronald Dunlap (Former Basketball Player, Community Activist & Educator) and Greg Hartjes (School Board Member).

02.18

MILWAUKEE JOB CORPS GOES HEAVY METAL FOR GAB

The Milwaukee Job Corps Center Welding Class was asked to duplicate the Generations Against Bullying (GAB) logo for a Star Wars fundraiser event hosted by Community partners, Pat Jones, Manager of IPIC Entertainment…

03.18

MILWAUKEE GARDEN DISTRICT FEATURES GAB AT MARCH MEETING

What an enthusiastic crowd at the Water Tower in Milwaukee, WI. The Garden District (Milwaukee’s 13th Ward) invited Generations Against Bullying to be the featured program at their March monthly meeting. The Garden District strives to improve the quality of life through civic involvement and community education…

03.18

HARTFORD VELOCITY 1ST ANNUAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SUPPORTS GAB

The Hartford Velocity announced this month that their softball tournament it will be the proud partner with Generations Against Bullying on June 29th, 30th and July 1st, 2018 at Independence Park, 900 S Wilson Drive in Hartford, WI to help raise awareness & help be the solution to Stop Bullying.

03.18

GAB PARTNERS WITH GIRL SCOUTS

Generations Against Bullying representatives, Linda Lee, Pat Jones James Dean, and Ash Renteria had a great meeting at the Girl Scout‘s Southeastern Wisconsin, Marion Chester Read Service Center. Great hospitality was received from Sue Molina, Director of Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and Mary Baierl, Girl Experience Manager. The meeting was to discuss how GAB and the Girl Scouts could partner to provide girls with more opportunity to learn about bullying and how to be an upstander…

03.18

GAB EXHIBIT AT MILWAUKEE WRAPAROUND

Generations Against Bullying announced that they will be providing an exhibit booth in June at the 2018 Milwaukee Wraparound event. Please plan on stopping by to say hello and to encourage others to join us at this great event…

03.18

GAB PEER AMBASSADOR SPREADS MESSAGE OF PERSEVERANCE AFTER BEING BULLIED

A young man from Manitowoc is honored at a Green Bay awards luncheon Thursday for going above and beyond to help others.

Not only has 14-year-old Lucas Smith turned his own challenges into triumphs, he is making it his mission to help others do the same…

03.18

LIVE AND ON AIR, GAB CHOSEN NON-PROFIT OF THE MONTH

On March 23, 2018 Terri, owner of All American Window and Door, presented a check for $1000.00 to Generations Against Bullying’s (GAB) Executive Director Linda Lee during the WTMJ’s We Love Wisconsin Tour, live at McBob’s Pub and Grill in Milwaukee, WI.

Terri has been a great friend and wonderful supporter of GAB. WTMJ host John Mercure and co-host Melissa Barclay interviewed Linda about the bullying problem. Linda described how GAB’s Peer Ambassador Upstander Program is the heart to “changing the culture of learning” in our schools…

SPOTLIGHT Sheridan Schaefer

Sheridan Schaefer is a 4 year alumni as a lead Peer Ambassador with Generations Against Bullying. In 2017 she carried the torch to the collegiate level, attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and currently holds a 4.0 GPA. Sheridan has been most influential in making and creating our Peer Ambassador Program to be such a success. Sheridan remains dedicated to our cause and has returned home for the summer of 2018 to volunteer her skills to Generations Against Bullying until the fall semester begins. Thank you Sheridan for helping GAB become a major success in the fight against bullying!…

04.18

LOWELL INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY HOSTS HOW TO BECOME AN UPSTANDER SERIES

On Monday April 23. 2018 at 9:00 AM Generations Against Bullying hosted another chapter of our “How to be an Upstander” Series at Lowell International Elementary in Milwaukee, WI which featured GAB’s Celebrity Speaker Michael Turner (Motivational Speaker “Redefined”).

For more information on hosting a “How to be an Upstander” event at your venue of choice please contact us.

04.18

GAB AT MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

It was an amazing day for Generations Against Bullying. We are so grateful for Founder and Executive Director, Maurice Thomas and his amazing staff for sharing their students and allowing us to utilize their school, Milwaukee Excellence Charter School, for our series of upstander videos…

04.18

GAB HONORS MEN WITH THE “I HAVE A DREAM” DIVERSITY AWARD

Generations Against Bullying along with Tiffany Holloway Arts & Academy honored three extraordinary men with our first inaugural Martin Luther King’s “ I Have A Dream Diversity Award”, in Appleton Wisconsin. The 3 honorees for their dedication to the community were Appleton’s Police Chief Todd Thomas, Financial Officer, Appleton School District, Greg Hartjes, and Community Activist & Educator, Ronald Dunlap…

04.18

GAB EXEC SPEAKS AT ROTARY CLUB OF MILWAUKEE-NORTH SHORE

James Dean, Executive Assistant, Generations Against Bullying (GAB) was invited to be the featured speaker at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee-North Shore. What a fun group!

James spoke of the epidemic of bullying in our society and how “bullycide” has become one of the leading causes of death in our middle school age children…

04.18

GAB INTRODUCES TAKE THE UPSTANDER PLEDGE PROGRAM

Generations Against Bullying new “Take The Upstander Pledge” Program invites students, Peer Ambassadors, School Faculty, Student parents and Community Members to take a pledge to help stop bullying. All who take the pledge will receive a GAB Certificate of Excellence and their name, photo and/pr video will be featured on our official pledge page.

04.18

NEW ABOUT GAB VIDEO LAUNCHED

Meet GAB executives and peer amabassadors and find out more about how you can help stop bullying by being an “Upstander.”

04.18

ST. MATTHIAS PARISH SCHOOL REACHES OUT TO GAB

Three young St. Matthias Parish School students are interested in starting an anti-bully club. The girls did some research and found Generations Against Bullying (GAB) and one of the girls asked her Mom if she would reach out and inquire whether a GAB representative would come to their school to describe our organization…

04.18

GAB RECEIVES INVITE TO WHINNY CITY PONY CON

Generations Against Bullying is so excited and honored to be invited as a guest and the non-profit recipient of the Whinny City Pony Con and auction. We have met so many wonderful people who have been involved in the My Little Pony (MLP) organization. We look forward to meeting our MLP friends again and new ones in Chicagoland…

04.18

STARTING TODAY EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR GAB!

The Bavarian Bierhaus, Glendale, WI was the site for Starting Today-An Event. And, what an event it was! The event is focused on the mental health of our youth by providing aspirational messages and to help those already leading the charge to inspire kids…

04.18

GAB RECOGNIZED BY CHARITY OVERSIGHT GROUPS

GABs growth and community support has launched us into the national stratosphere. Recently we have been recognized by national charity oversight groups…

04.18

GAB VISITS LOWELL INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GAB received a wonderful reception at Lowell International Elementary School, Milwaukee WI. Thank you to Principal Pandora Bedford, Morgan Conyers, and Elizabeth Finnigan for inviting GAB to present an hour-long anti-bully program to their students. GAB filled the hour with activities and messages about being an upstander…

04.18

UPSTANDERS AWARDED AT MILWAUKEE EXCELLENCE CHARTER SCHOOL

What a great time rewarding our Upstanders from the Milwaukee Excellence Charter School with a pizza party. It was so much fun! Keep up the great work Upstanders. The world needs you. We need you! To all the Upstanders in our world you are our heroes…

04.18

PEER UPSTANDER VIDEO SHORT DEBUTS

What does GAB do? A new video short on how to provide a “30 second pitch” on what GAB does.

05.18

GAB TO APPEAR AT BAYSHORE SAFETY DAY

The Glendale Police Department and North Shore Fire Department invite you to the 37th Annual Bayshore Safety Day. The big day this year will be SATURDAY, June 2nd, 2018 from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. This event is held in the Town Square of the Bayshore Town Center and is completely FREE…

05.18

MILWAUKEE GIRL SCOUTS TAKE THE UPSTANDER PLEDGE

The Girl Scout Headquarters of Milwaukee was the site for a recent GAB presentation. A recent questionnaire sent out to the Girls Scouts asked what kinds of subjects would they like to hear presentations about. Bullying came up as one of their choices. 12 Scout Leaders representing the various Scout membership levels invited GAB to make a presentation at their monthly meeting. Also representing the Scouting organization was…

05.18

VISIT GAB AT THE GREEN LAKE COUNTY FAIR

We will be giving a feature presentation on Saturday from 2pm-4pm featuring our celebrity guest speakers, Musician, Singer, Actress, Model, Franki Moscato and Michael Turner a Nationally Recognized Speaker and Anti-Bullying Advocate…

05.18

GAB WELCOMES NEW CELEBRITY SPEAKERS

Meet new GAB Celebrity Speaker Franki Moscato

Meet new GAB Celebrity Speaker Matt Wilhelm

06.18

SUPPORT GABS LAW

It’s time to address bullying and school violence by making it unlawful. Take 10 seconds to sign a petition to enact “GAB’s LAW” requiring all public schools in Wisconsin to establish an anonymous reporting system on-line and establishing a lock-box located in each school, to alert school administrators of potential violent behavior or bullying…

06.18

GAB SELECTED AS CHARITY PARTNER FOR SHREK THE MUSICAL.

GAB recently graciously accepted an invitation from the Greendale Community Theater (GCT) to be the official charity partner of their performance of Shrek The Musical…

06.18

New Peer Ambassador Summer Intern Opportunities

Generations Against Bullying offers High School Seniors or Graduates who have been in the Peer Ambassador Upstander Program for 3 years will be eligible to apply for a paid, summer internship…

06.18

HELP GAB INTERN WITH TRIP TO ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP

In Late June 2018 Peer Ambassador and GAB Summer Intern Sheridan Schaefer will be going on a mission’s trip to Royal Family KIDS Camp– 3 summer camp designed to give foster children ages 7—11 3 weeks of positive memories and encouragement.

As Sheridan prepares for our camp this summer, we are hoping to enlist the help of friends of GAB to make this camp possible…

06.18

GAB Board Member Joins Milwaukee Anti-Bullying Task Force

Generations Against Bullying Board of Directors member Dr. James Larson was recently selected to join the newly created Milwaukee Anti Bullying Task Force….

We congratulate the Milwaukee Anti Bullying Task Force for setting actionable goals to put an end bullying align perfectly with our mission and vision here at Generations Against Bullying.

Having a seat at the table will not only expand our reach as an organization but will also introduce us to new issues and solutions for a vast array task force members…

06.18

GAB PEER AMBASSADOR UPSTANDER PROGRAM IS COMING TO LES PAUL MIDDLE SCHOOL

This opportunity is a result of the grant that GAB received from the Waukesha County Community Foundation and our relationship with Les Paul’s Principal Rob Bennett…

06.18

CITY CHAMPS EVENT SELECTS GAB AS PROUD PARTNER

City Champs has partnered with Generations Against Bullying “GAB” to implement the Upstander program as one of the 1st proactive bullying campaigns in schools. Check out City Champs 2 events in 1 day on June 23rd, 2018…

06.18

ALEX & ANI SALE EVENT SUPPORTS GAB

All GAB supporters are invited to the Alex & Ani “Charmed by Charity” Event benefiting and hosted by Generations Against Bullying. This special event will include 15% of all sales* to be donated to Generations Against Bullying…

06.18

NEW GAB PREMIUM BRANDED ANTI-BULLYING POSTER SERIES

New to the GAB GEAR SHOP is GABs Premium Branded Anti-Bullying Posters Series available for purchase individually or as an entire set. The posters deliver positive messages on how to handle bullying. A perfect message to display in schools, offices and cafeterias…

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