FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Stand Strong USA (SSUSA), a non-profit committed to Save Lives + End Bullying announced today the Florida event dates with 2015 keynote speaker Nick Vujicic taking place November 3 – 6th live fromFlorida schools and simulcast online.
In a letter to SSUSA Founder Roy Moore, Florida Governor Rick Scott stated, “Thank you for working to inspire students through Nick Vujicic’s personal story.”
Vujicic, the acclaimed inspirational speaker frequently encourages young people to live their life to the fullest. “We want you to know that no matter what challenges you have, that you’re not alone and we are there for you and someone cares. We want you to never give up, to dream big and Stand Strong with us.”
“Stand Strong USA is dedicated to creating a national voice and a set of digital tools to help save lives and end bullying,” said founder and President Roy Moore. “The 2013 CDC Teen Risk Behavior Surveillance report indicates that 19.6 % of 9th through 12th grade students in the United States were bullied on school property and 8% had attempted suicide one or more times in the past twelve months. This is unacceptable and we must join together and impact the situation immediately.”
Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools commented, “We value collaborative relationships with groups and individuals that stand united against bullying and other forms of intimidation and aggression.” Carvalho continued, “Mr. Vujicic is a gifted presenter. His life story of overcoming physical challenges, along with the dedication to empowering our youth to establish and maintain healthy relationships is motivational and inspiring.”
SSUSA Florida Events and National Simulcast Opportunities:
Visit http://www.standstrongflorida.com/simulcast to sign up for one of the viewing options below for the SSUSA simulcast with Nick Vujicic.
- Tuesday, Nov 3 at 9 AM at Ocoee High School and at 1 PM at Boone High School in Orlando, Florida.
- Wednesday, November 4 at 11 AM at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida.
- Thursday, November 5 at 11:10 AM and 1:35 PM at Boca Raton High School.
- Friday, November 6 at 9 AM at Parkway Middle School in Broward County and at 1 PM at Miami Beach High School.
*The live events are by invitation only but can be viewed free online in EST.
About Nick Vujicic:
Nick Vujicic is the Australian-born YouTube sensation and celebrated worldwide speaker who has shared his amazing life story to full-capacity crowds in venues across 54 countries. But Nick’s story wasn’t always so glamorous. Born without limbs, Nick was bullied so badly during his childhood that he attempted suicide at just 10 years old.
Fortunately, Nick survived and soon began to see that he had a purpose in life. As a young man, he learned to combine his incredible talent as a speaker with his passion for helping others. The result: a powerful, relatable story that took the world by storm. Nick began sharing his personal journey of despair-turned-hope on YouTube and with local audiences, and quickly became a highly sought-out speaker. Today, he travels the world delivering his message to sold-out crowds.
Nick has a unique ability to connect with people of all ages, races and religions and has made a tremendous impact across the globe.
About Stand Strong USA:
Stand Strong USA (SSUSA) is a nonprofit organization determined to provide resources to end bullying, help teens facing depression and save lives among the youth of America. Bullying has become a pervasive and unwelcome reality for childhood today in both our children’s schools and the online world. SSUSA is currently sponsored by the Miami Heat, Florida Atlantic University, the Miami Marlins, the Florida Association of Broadcasters,Integrated Wealth Solutions, and Oxbridge Academy, and other strategic partners. For more information visit: StandStrongUSA.com #WeStandStrong
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