Meet STOMP Out Bullying's Teen Ambassador Alumni

The "Stand UP" Generation

Sophia Costanzo
Patrick Kohlmann
Lauren Weinberger

Lauren Weinberger
Teen Ambassador STOMP Out Bullying™

lauren_weinberger.jpgLauren Weinberger is a sophomore at Boston University. Having grown up in Westport, Connecticut, she enjoys theater, acting, music and travel, is fun loving and enjoys giving advice and helpful suggestions to her friends, classmates, camp bunkmates and peers. 

Lauren has a keen interest in raising funds for school projects and other important social causes.  She has led the fundraising campaigns for her acting program at school, Staples Players, for the past few years and has brought in many new donors through her efforts.  She also raises funds for the American Heart Association through their annual Fairfield County Heart Walk, as well as organizing and directing Listen to the Beat, a musical concert in Westport that raised funds for the American Heart Association.  Through her efforts, Lauren raised over $5,000.00 from the event, which placed her as the top teenage fundraisers in the country. 

For the past seven years, Lauren has spent her summers at sleep away camp in Maine.   She counts her bunkmates as her “sisters” and enjoys close relationships with them.  Unfortunately, Lauren was cyber bullied prior to returning to camp this summer, and was able to overcome that negative experience through perseverance and the support of her close friends and “sisters.”  Lauren wrote an essay on the experience for her English class at school and received a very high grade for her essay.

As for future plans, Lauren continues to work hard at school while devoting time to charities that she is passionate about, including serving as a Teen Ambassador for STOMP Out Bullying™.   She looks forward to attending college in the near future and combining her interests in theater and business.