"BULLYPROOF taps into multiple intelligences, engaging left and right brain thinking processes. It models positive behaviors and generates a common language for children to talk about concepts such as respect and listening."
-- Dr. Merle Lefkoff, Co-founder, Madrona Institute
BULLYPROOF has a proven track record. It had a "quieting effect on the whole school" reported a principal in St. Paul, MN, and "transformed the lives of some of our angriest and most difficult youth" according to the head of the Boys and Girls Club in Shreveport, LA.
"Months after the play, they were still talking about it in health classes and social studies. Kids would still stop me in the halls and say: 'Hey, that play had a good message. We're not into violence anymore.' Now, when the students get into a situation that could turn ugly, the song lyrics pop into their heads 'You gotta be BULLYPROOF!' So they try doing what 'Listening Lynx' and 'Fearless Fox' taught them. And it works!... In many, many cases, Bullyproofing works... It ought to be in every school..."
-- Ben Zachary, Principal, Highland Park Jr.High, St. Paul, MN.
"In a short 45 minutes a room full of children learned that their minds and their words are more powerful than muscles and violence. I was amazed at how it did affect all these kids. They came out of it with a message. They knew exactly what to do, how to deal with bullies."
-- Deanna Sauceda, Q-13 local CBS news
"The school district is very pleased to participate in this model program which will be a significant benefit to our students and help make our schools safer. We believe that BULLYPROOF is an important addition to our educational curricula. It is very much in line with our Superintendent's call for "ensuring that every school is safe, secure, friendly and nurturing," ensuring "that every single one of our students has those skills necessary to live and compete in the 21st Century"
--Dr. Pat Weaver, Ph. D. Executive Dir., Office of Curriculum & Instruction, Santa Fe Public Schools
"It speaks to young people in a language and music they understand and enjoy - teaching them to appreciate their own culture and to respect others. I love that you are reaching these kids from where they are, and lifting them to a new level of imagination - a vision of how things could be different."
-- Edward James Olmos, Actor
"I can't believe the change in Alex, he's like a different person. Before BULLYPROOF he was a bitter and angry teenager in trouble. The play taught him how to channel his anger constructively. It gave him the self esteem to turn around his life -- a 180 degree turn. He's now an 'A' student and teaching others how to BULLYPROOF themselves!"
--Donald Williamson, director, Boys and Girls Club
"A uniquely effective program for mitigating youth violence and making our communities safer...which could be replicated nationwide"
-- NM Congressional Delegation (click to see their full letter.)