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March 3, 2011 - Voices of the Community: An Event for Parents & Kids

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Voices of the Community: Parents, Students and Noted experts come together for a night of prevention on Thursday, March 3, 2011  

Lifetime Moms Presents an Event to Promote Self Esteem in Kids

Voices of the Community:  Parents, Students and Noted experts come together for a night of prevention on Thursday, March 3, 2011  

Westchester to partner with STOMP Out Bullying™ and Love Our Children USA™ at a community forum to be held at Temple Israel New Rochelle

Event Open to the Public - Adults and Children ages 8+ Welcome

On Thursday, March 3 (6:30-8:30 pm), join members of the Westchester community for a forum and workshop, presented by Lifetime Moms, devoted to building self esteem in kids and bullying and cyber-bullying prevention. Students and parents will get the opportunity to connect with experts and hear from teen ambassadors who have become role models in their own communities by standing up to bullies and advocating on behalf of their peers. The evening will also feature powerful readings by students enrolled in the New Rochelle High School PAVE program. Beth Feldman, a member of Temple Israel, a Lifetime Moms channel leader and founder of RoleMommy.com, will moderate the event.  

The STOMP Out Bullying™ community event is supported by the Kulanu and the religious school at Temple Israel of New Rochelle. The program will begin at 6:30 pm.

Speakers include:  

Love Our Children USA and STOMP Out Bullying founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Ellis

Psychologist and author Dr. Jeff Gardere

Krysten Moore National Youth Ambassador Love Our Children USA and STOMP Out Bullying (former Miss Teen International New Jersey)

"Unstoppable in Stilettos" author and motivational speaker, Lauren Ruotolo

Taryn Grimes Herbert, actress, television producer and author of a children's book and activity series which focuses on boosting self esteem in kids.

James Stewart, Program Director of Center Lane LGBT Youth Center, Westchester's only LGBT Youth Community Center.
Lisa deMauro, Youth Counselor, Center Lane LGBT Youth Center

Temple Israel of New Rochelle is located at 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle, NY 10804.

The event is being held in conjunction with Lifetime's, Clean Start Challenge, hosted on LifetimeMoms.com. Three Lifetime Moms are helping their communities by building a school library, increasing children's self-esteem and helping other moms start their own businesses. The 12-week challenge tracks the moms' progress through weekly videos and asks America to vote for their favorite blogger and project. The winning mom will receive $10,000 - and the runners-up $2,500 - to donate to favorite charities including NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), First Book and Love Our Children USA.

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About STOMP Out Bullying™

STOMP Out Bullying™ - A national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens is a signature program of Love Our Children USA. It focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. 

About Love Our Children USA™
Love Our Children USA™ is the leading national nonprofit and 'Go-To' prevention organization fighting all forms of violence and neglect against children in the U.S. Since 1999, Love Our Children USA has broken ground in preventing violence against children and eliminating behaviors that keep them from reaching their full potential. Love Our Children USA teaches effective parenting solutions and fosters kid success by creating valuable programs that empower positive changes in parenting and family attitudes, bullying and cyberbullying prevention, Internet safety and school violence prevention through public education. The goal of Love Our Children USA is Keeping Children Safe® and strengthening families.

About Lifetime Networks

Lifetime Networks is a diverse, multi-media company, committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families.  Lifetime Television®, Lifetime Movie Network®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ (which includes myLifetime.com, LMN.tv, Lifetime Games, Roiworld.com, DressUpChallenge.com, MothersClick.com and LifetimeMoms.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A&E Television Networks, LLC.  A&E Television Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.

Posted in: Blog, Events, Great Causes on 03/02/2011

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