The Creative Coalition and integrated media organization WWE, co-founders of the Be a STAR (Show Tolerance and Respect) anti-bullying initiative, announced Tuesday the first-ever Be a STAR grant program that will allocate $100,000 in grants.
Four $25,000 grants will be awarded to qualified non-profit public charities that have programs focused on developing and implementing anti-bullying programs.
Be a STAR is an anti-bullying initiative co-founded in 2011 by The Creative Coalition and WWE.
Its mission is to encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness.[ Also Read: Submit: a Film to Combat Sexting and Bullying ]
WWE, its Superstars and The Creative Coalition leverage the power of The Creative Coalition’s entertainment industry constituencies and WWE’s global brand and platforms to help eradicate the bullying epidemic plaguing today’s youth.
“The Be a STAR program is about taking action to stem an epidemic that is affecting children around the world,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “We’re proud to partner with WWE to give organizations resources to help make a difference in eradicating bullying.”
Applications for the grant program are due by Friday, November 1, 2013. For the full grant application, click here. Grantees will be formally announced in early 2014.