In 2005, STOMP Out Bullying was born with the passion and commitment to help all youth in need. Our founder, Ross Ellis, never wants to see another child in pain, and she never again wants to hear the words, “I want to die.”
Helping youths like 13 year-old Shani, who signed onto our HelpChat Line, not wanting to live with the torment of being bullied was so gratifying. She was on the verge of taking her life the night she contacted us. She had a plan in place. One of our trained volunteer counselors helped her to see that although she was hurt by these rumors, that ending her life was not the solution. Through our counselor’s help and resources, Shani is thriving today as a peer mentor at school and standing up for others. This is just one of millions of ways we have made an impact on the lives of America’s students.