Meet STOMP Out Bullying's Youth Leaders

The "Stand UP" Generation

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Sarah Alcoster
California
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Sayoni
Bandyopadhyay
New Jersey
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Ellie Black
New Jersey
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Elena Brown
Los Angeles
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Lillian Cheeks
California
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JT Faccone
North Carolina
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Emma Farley
New York
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Mikaela Frias
Washington
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Faith Garcia
California
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Isabelle Hadala
Florida
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Jazz Jenkins
New York
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Arashdeep Kaur
Arizona
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Jenna Leventhal
Ohio
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Alexander Levy
St. Louis
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Kulin Oak
Michigan

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Malika Paijurri
California

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Rosie Ruiz
Texas
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Brandon Schloss
Florida

Ellie Black
Youth Leader STOMP Out Bullying™

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Ellie Black is an eighth grader in Millburn, New Jersey. She is an honor student who loves singing, dancing, acting, playing tennis, and undertaking adventures with her friends and family. She is a member of an international singing group called HaZamir that performs at colleges, homeless shelters and nursing homes. At her school, she is a Student Ambassador, Peer Leader and active member of the Student Liaison Committee. On the Student Liaison Committee, Ellie collaborates with the principal and the Board of Education to communicate the importance of treating all students equally and with respect. Ellie wants to use her fortitude and leadership experience to help combat bullying and cyberbullying. As Eleanor Roosevelt proclaimed, “Great minds discuss ideas … small minds discuss people.”

Ellie is proud to be a leader in her school and in her community. She is on the Board of the Kids4Kids Youth Committee at Morristown Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, for which she organizes events and raises money for sick children. Ellie spearheaded a project to make blankets to comfort patients. In addition, she relishes being an avid Peer Leader in a group called WISH, which raises money to help terminally ill children’s wishes come true. Ellie is a Student Ambassador who leads school tours for new students to help acclimate them. Further, she has created and is featured in multiple videos which are played for student orientation. Ellie also designed a parent outreach website to provide practical tips to parents. The comfort of students is paramount to her.

As a Paper Mill Playhouse All-Star, Ellie performs in front of and speaks to students with autism, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Being a Paper Mill Playhouse All-Star has been one of the most transformative, uplifting and rewarding experiences of her life. She wants to use her performing and communication skills to encourage students to treat everyone with dignity.

As a member of her school’s Lunch Bunch, Ellie counseled students on various issues including how to deal with bullying. It was gratifying to combine her ambition to help others with her passion for equality and positive self-esteem. She strives to help even more students fight bullying, and do so on a larger scale. Ellie is proud to be a STOMP Out Bullying Youth Leader. She aspires to change the culture and STOMP Out Bullying.