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Meet STOMP Out Bullying's Teen Ambassadors

The "Stand UP" Generation

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Krysten Moore
National Youth Ambassador
STOMP Out Bullying™


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Sarah Alcoster
California
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Brandonn Baez
New York
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Elena Brown
New York
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Lillian Cheeks
California
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Kevin-Curwick
Minnesota
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JT Faccone
North Carolina
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Mikaela Frias
Washington
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Faith Garcia
California
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Blake Graham
South Carolina
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Isabelle Hadala
Florida
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Jazz Jenkins
New York
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Jenna Leventhal
Ohio
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Alexander Levy
New York
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Danielle Nisim
California
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Kulin Oak
Michigan

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Malika Paijurri
California

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Khoshnoor Paracha
New York
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Rosie Ruiz
Texas
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Brandon Schloss
Florida
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Amy Stiefel
New York

Amy Stiefel
Teen Ambassador STOMP Out Bullying™

amy_stiefel.jpgHailing from Dobbs Ferry, New York, Amy Stiefel is a sophmore at Ithaca College. She enjoys playing sports, and her favorite is softball. She played on her high school’s varsity softball team. Photography is one of her passions and shelooks forward to pursuing it as a career. A friendly, funny, open person, Amy loves to help others.

Amy experienced bullying first hand from elementary school throughout middle school. She knows how it feels to be a victim of bullying and to feel unimportant. She was shoved to the ground, picked on and pushed up against lockers. Feeling angry and sad, she didn’t think anyone would understand what she was going through. Just because she never fought back doesn’t mean that it didn’t hurt or wasn’t difficult to listen to. Amy realized that it meant that she was a stronger person then her bullies were.

Since the 7th grade, Amy has made giving back to the community which is an important part of her life. She has supported Love Our Children USA since the age of 11 and went to Mississippi three years in a row to help rebuild homes destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Some of the clubs she belongs to include: FOR (friends of Rachel) which was created as a result of the Columbine shooting. The purpose of the group is for the members to go out of their way to make others feel included and works in conjunction with the Anti-Bullying Task Force at Amy's school. Amy also works with “Random Acts of Kindness” week. During this week, she and her classmates gave a certificate to thank the cafeteria workers, janitors and crossing guards for everything they do. They made announcements each day thanking different parts of staff throughout the week. The FOR club, had a “Mix it up Lunch” for the English Language Learning students. Amy and her group worked to make those students who didn’t feel welcome feel included, and are currently working on a public service announcement which will not tolerate bullying of any kind.

She is also part of TDAC (teen drinking action council), Green Club, and TAG (teen advisory group). Recently, she traveled to Washington D.C. through the organization, Steve’s HOPE, to lobby Congress for LGBT rights. All of the stories about suicides caused by gay bullying motivated Amy to express her feelings and concerns on the subject.

Amy was recognized during her Middle School graduation with a community service award. “This was a huge eye opener for me,” she said. “Community service is really something I want to do for the rest of my life.”
        
Amy feels very strongly that teenagers can make a big difference if they would all work together. She said “It’s just tragic for someone to take their own life because they were told that they were not good enough, or because they could not handle the hate anymore. It’s unbearable to hear. It is time to STOMP Out Bullying!”