October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

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October 12, 2017

By Pam Harlin, Meemic Foundation Director

Hopefully like me, you enjoy seeing what topic or issue will be the focus of awareness campaigns each month. 
I excitedly learn more each year during Black History Month. I love National Reading Month (like I need an excuse to buy a book). I appreciate Dental Awareness Month (shout out to Dr. Saad. I’m still flossing!)  And I’m all over Car Awareness Month (I will change my oil. I will check my tire treads. I promise!)
But ...
But. It’s sad when we have to declare the entire month of October to bring awareness to a problem. Like the problem of bullying. And unfortunately it is an extremely serious, growing problem.
This issue tears at the fibers of human interaction in our schools and workplaces. It stifles personal growth, destroys confidences and can prevent those affected from reaching their life’s potential. The impact of bullying is devastating to all involved – the victims, the bullies, the bystanders and our communities. 
Meemic is dedicated to bringing awareness to this national crisis ... every single day. Through our Together Movement, we hope to not only keep this important topic front and center, but to also drive efforts to prevent bullying while promoting kindness and celebrating diversity.
I personally invite you to work with us to address this problem. I encourage you to visit our website – MeemicFoundation.org/Together – for useful resources, and for local events and activities for your classrooms. And although we should note our calendars to acknowledge National Kindness Day on November 13 and Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17, I plan to celebrate and show kindness to all every day of the year. 
Won’t you join me? 

One of the winning videos from our 2017 Together Movement Student Video contest.

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The Meemic Foundation will present their celebrated Meemic Masterpieces Student Art Contest and Grant Opportunity again beginning January 1, 2018. Students will be encouraged to submit artwork that follows the one of the tenets of the Together Movement: Fight Bullying, Promote Kindness or Celebrate Diversity. The 50 top winners will have their artwork professionally framed and permanently featured in the main headquarters of Meemic Insurance Company in Auburn Hills, MI. Stay connected for more information on this exclusive opportunity by joining the free Meemic Foundation Club