Local Support Screen samples from the SSUSA App
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., October 29, 2015 — Stand Strong USA (SSUSA), a non-profit aiming to Save Lives + End Bullying announced today a set of online tools that form the SSUSA Digital Bridge, a collection of digital resources that connects people of all ages with one touch resources. These resources include a lifeline, a crisis text line, a trusted friends alert, and an information portal that provides access to social resources as well as a growing team of volunteers prepared to spread the message of help and understanding to young people in need.
“Young people today face a set of challenges in life unique to their generation,” said SSUSA Founder and President Roy Moore. “The SSUSA Digital Bridge is designed to bridge the gap between students who are challenged and the clubs and service providers who can help.”
Acclaimed inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic stated, “I’m so excited about the new updated version of the Stand Strong USA App. Get your phone out and download or update it because it’s better than ever before. We want you to know that no matter what challenges you have, 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 with these valuable one touch resources.”
The 2015 SSUSA events are a series of live, empowering speeches by Nick Vujicic for 6th – college age students focusing on dealing with bullying and the distinct challenges of being a teenager today. The events will be live-streamed for FREE on November 3rd through November 6th to schools throughout Florida and beyond.
Students will be able to tune in and interactively participate with the live webcasts through the SSUSA smartphone app now available in the Apple iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Parents are also invited to engage with the webcasts. After the events, the “SSUSA” smartphone app and website will continue to provide local support and resources for schools, students, parents, teachers, administrators and social service providers.
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 12 months.
SSUSA Florida Events and National Webcast Opportunities:
Visit http://www.standstrongflorida.com/simulcast/ to sign up for one of the viewing options below for the SSUSA webcast with Nick Vujicic.
- Tuesday, 11/3, at 9 AM at Ocoee High School & 1 PM at Boone High School in Orlando, Florida.
- Wednesday, 11/4, at 11 AM at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach County.
- Thursday, 11/5, at 11:10 AM & 1:35 PM at Boca Raton High School in Palm Beach County.
- Friday, 11/6, at 9 AM at Parkway Middle School in Broward County & 1 PM at Miami Beach High School in Miami-Dade County.
*The live events are by invitation only but can be viewed free online. All times shown are Eastern Standard Time.
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 Walmart, Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches, Florida Atlantic University, the Miami Heat, the Miami Marlins, the Florida Association of Broadcasters, Integrated Wealth Solutions and other strategic partners.
For more information visit: StandStrongUSA.com #WeStandStrong
Contact: Stanton Smith (954)-762-7000 | Media@StandStrongUSA.com
SOURCE Stand Strong USA