an initiative of Hey U.G.L.Y. - Unique Gifted Lovable You - a 501(c)(3)  nonprofit  organization  empowering youth to be part of the solution to bullying
Funding Our Programs

If funds are not readily available to bring our Bullying Prevention Program with sustainability check out grants from Title IV (Safe and Drug Free Schools Act) and Title V (Mental Health Support) often support anti-bullying programs.

You can also engaging your school and community in the fundraising process which can actually help the student-body be more invested in taking steps to prevent bullying in their school. Below are a few ideas and people/groups to contact:

o  Put on Hey U.G.L.Y.'s school-run Concert to Prevent Bullying using talent from your school singing popular songs with anti-bullying, self-esteem and self-acceptance lyrics. Money raised from ticket sales often covers all of the cost for our complete program.
o  PTA/PTO, Mother's Clubs, Junior League, etc. often have funding to cover a large portion of the package
o  Students can pay a $5.00 fee to attend assembly
o  Bake sales, car washes, phone-a-thons, etc. are great ways to raise funds
o  Congressmen or State Representative for your district may have grant dollars for this important purpose
o  Student Council, Honors Society funds may be available
o  Title IX funding or other funding for the emotional health of youth
o  Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Shriners Clubs, may want to donate, etc.
o  Board of Education Grants
o  Alumni or College Fraternal Organizations may want to donate
o  Ask your local businesses (Wal-Mart, Target, Banks, Hotels, Phone Companies, Unions, Fraternal Organizations, etc.) to adopt your school (see pitch letter below)


Dear Business Owner,

We need your help! Our school wants to bring in the highly impactful Stop Bullying Program by Prevent Bullying Now. The program includes life changing kick-off assembly presentation featuring (Pick One: American Idol Contestant, Devyn Rush. The Biggest Loser Contestant, Dan Evans from The Biggest Loser, Sporty King from WGN-TV), stop bullying curriculum, and monthly empathy learning activity plans for sustainability.

During the kick-off assembly presentation (Pick One: Devyn, Dan, Sporty) will help our students learn how to decrease that voice in their heads that tells them they are 'not good enough.' This young media personality will share their personal stories about overcoming bullying and life's obstacles to empower our students to never give up. They will teach them ways to cancel out negative judgments against themselves and others by replacing them with positives. Average post survey results from one of Prevent Bullying Now's assembly presentations show that:

87% of the student body have not been bullied since the presentation;
86% reported not bullying anyone;
77% now recognize when they are having negative judgments against themselves and others; and
69% state they learned how to cancel out negative judgments and replace them with positive thoughts.

The need for this program is critical. Bullying is a gateway to substance abuse and is a leading cause of youth violence, suicide, self-injury, eating disorders, low grades, truancy and dropping out of school

o  New research on 37 school shootings, including Columbine, found that almost three-quarters of student shooters felt bullied, threatened, attacked or injured by others. In fact, several shooters reported experiencing long-term and severe bullying and harassment from their peers.  (Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education)
  160,000 students stay home from school one day a week because of bullying (Dept of Education)
o  Suicide is the third leading cause of death of youth ages 10 and 24 (CDC)
o   Each year, approximately 149,000 youth between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries at Emergency Departments across the U.S.
o   29 percent of all hate crime incidents involve offenders under the age of 18, with majority of these crimes occur immediately after school - when many youth are unsupervised.(FBI).
o   Every 26 seconds a child drops out of school. 8 out of 10 dropouts end up in prison. (Mattie C. Stewart Foundation)

We need to raise
(put dollar amount here) to bring this important Bullying Prevent Program to our school. Your contribution will help us empower our student body to become part of the solution to bullying with this life changing program.

Prevent Bullying Now is a division of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Hey U.G.L.Y. - Unique Gifted Lovable You, making your contribution tax-deductible. Our school, and will promote your business on our websites. We will also promote you in signage and introductions at the assembly, and in all press materials and media interviews.

Thank you for considering our school. We hope to partner with you soon to empower our students to be part of the solution to bullying.