In the fall of 2014, Be Strong, a national non-profit was founded by the Moore family, who were directly affected by the issue of bullying. The family searched for meaningful solutions for their child but found none. In frustration, they enrolled their child in a treatment facility where life-saving resiliency skills were taught. Roy Moore, Founder of Be Strong, enlisted a group of local leaders to volunteer and tackle this top five safety, health and social issue. They committed to reaching all students in the US with these life-saving skills.
About Be Strong
Be Strong is a national non-profit organization focused on preventing bullying, social isolation and suicide. Be Strong uses a comprehensive student-led approach to: encourage ALL students to reveal challenges they are facing, train and equip students to become more resilient, arm them with access to local services and organizations that can help, and unite them to change their families, schools, communities, states, and country.
Be Strong’s mission is to prevent bullying by: providing a safe place for students to reveal challenges they are facing, training and equipping them to be resilient, arming students with information on local support services, and uniting them to bring about a positive change in themselves and their sphere of influence.
Bullying, and exposure to violence can lead to a wide array of negative behaviors and outcomes, including depression, anxiety, and many other psychological challenges, which can lead to alcohol and drug abuse, self-harm, suicide, arrests and gun violence. To effectively address these behaviors and negative outcomes Be Strong provides training for teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and qualified community volunteers to help recognize signs that a student might need special attention.
Through heightened awareness, community advocacy and youth empowerment, Be Strong strives to shine a light on social environment safety and acceptance, enhance awareness about the resources available, and aggregate professional service providers.