Act Like You Matter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Mission: To empower young people to find their voice, be part of the solution, and change the way their generation treats each other, so that schools and communities are places of acceptance and tolerance, where empathy and kindness are second nature, and each child can rise to their full potential, without fear of being bullied.
We believe that each of us can take action and DO SOMETHING to help stop bullying behavior. The problem is that it’s hard to know where to start or what to do.
That’s where we come in! All of our content is solution-driven: packed with tools & strategies that you, your child, or your students can use immediately to deflect attempts at bullying and break the cycle of negativity that is so prevalent in our schools and communities.
Act Like You Matter’s empowering anti-bullying assemblies and workshops are available for K-12 schools and other organizations in San Diego County, LA County, and everywhere in between. Programs are custom-designed, age-appropriate, relevant, and led by students from Theatre of Peace: Youth Anti-Bullying Acting Troupe, a division of Act Like You Matter.
To extend beyond Southern California, we maintain a presence on multiple social media sites, including our YouTube channel, where students help each other brainstorm about how to deal with bullying behavior. These resources are available to anyone, anywhere, anytime!
No matter what role you play in the cycle of bullying, we can help:
TARGET: Is someone bullying you? We'll teach you coping skills and strategies that can help you take back control of your life and happiness.
BYSTANDER: Have you witnessed or heard about someone being bullied? We'll demonstrate a variety of ways to take action and make a difference. Confronting the abuser is not the only option!
FOLLOWER: Do your friends bully people? You have more options than you realize. Let us show you what you can do.
What if you realize that you BULLY others? First, recognize that you are not a “bully.” Bullying is a behavior that can be changed; it’s NOT an identity that you’re stuck with. We have lots of ideas for you, too.
Let us help you build your confidence, find your voice, and make your world a better place. You can make a difference; we can show you how.