- Posted January 29, 2014 by
Boca Raton, Florida
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Introduce CNN Student News
Lizzie Sider "Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day"
I want to tell you about an amazing young lady named Lizzie Sider. She is taking her personal message of bullying to the schools across the nation.
At the age of 15, Lizzie has already taken a leading role to help to stop the bullying, especially in the schools. Lizzie completed her two month California bully prevention assembly tour at the end of November, where she went to over 80 schools, performing in front of over 35,000 kids. Beginning on January 8, 2014 through March 28, 2014, Lizzie will conduct the Florida school tour which will cover over 100 schools throughout the state and will reach over 50,000 kids. Later in 2014, a Tour for Texas is already being planned.
The California tour was paid entirely by Lizzie's family. Costs associated with the tour are substantial. This includes travel costs, hotels, meals, handing out of thousands of "nobody has the power to ruin your day" wristbands, autographed photos and other memorabilia. Yet, there is absolutely no charge to any of the schools.
You will be amazed at what Lizzie has been doing, almost non-stop, since the beginning of October.
Lizzie was recently interviewed this is part of the Q & A:
Q) You are currently on a tour of schools with an anti-bullying message. How did you get involved with this message?
A) When I was in elementary school, I got teased by the other kids in my grade and it was a very hard time to get through. I would come home every night crying. They would call me names and exclude me. One day before I came home from school, my dad told me, "Nobody has the power to ruin your day." That became the theme of this anti-bullying tour. This is my first year being home schooled and I thought with the extra time I had what better way to spend it than going into schools and talking to kids about something so important to me. It's also a topic that is so important now and always. I wanted to talk to them about not only anti-bullying, but self esteem and positivity and sing a few songs. I wanted to have it be interactive and put some songs in there rather than just being listening to a speech about being nice to each other. I threw in some question and answers and the kids just love it! In October and November I did an over eighty school tour throughout California and it was so successful and fun that now I'm doing an over one hundred school tour through the state of Florida. It's just so much fun! I love getting out there and hugging the kids. We all sing together and clap our hands. It's a lot of fun and we all learn a lot.
In addition to the above, you can see what some of the faculty and parents and students at these schools have said, by clicking the below links:
This is a link to some of the press Lizzie has received: