Youth Stars will be launching their Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) anti-bullying tour at Beechwood Elementary School on January 17th, 2020. The launch event will debut its Youth Stars Anti-Bullying Club initiative along with its recently revamped and entertaining anti-bullying show.
The goal of the tour is to create anti-bullying awareness amongst youth, educate them on dealing with it and where to get help. Youth Stars’ mandate is to appeal to both the victims and the bullies and to promote the Kids Help Phone line.
Tour Dedication Devan Bracci-Selvey
This year the tour will be dedicated to Devan Bracci-Selvey who died this year as a victim of bullying. The show will include a moment of silence in his memory and a speech about who he was.
The event will be hosted by TV personality DJ Malik who will be talking about bullying prevention and solutions. In order to capture the attention of today’s youth, DJ Malik Shaheed will be DJ’ing and MC’ing to combine fun, hype and interaction as a gateway to education and awareness.
We also encourage students to participate by presenting their own speech or poem about antibullying at the event.
DJ Malik Also known as Malik Shaheed, is a Youth Stars ambassador. He has won the following awards:
• Parliament of Canada Community Service Award
• YMCA Peace Award
• Laureate for Black History Calendar
• Montreal Community Cares Award
• Desta Community Impact Award
• S.O.B.A Community Hip Hop Award
• Gala Dynastie – Jury Award
For more info on DJ MALIK visit malikshaheed.com.
Youth Stars Anti-Bullying Club
Current studies indicate the importance of maintaining ongoing discussions amongst youth as well as with their trusted adult figures about bullying. It is for that reason Youth Stars has begun implementing Anti-Bullying Clubs in schools. Having a student-run Anti-Bullying club facilitates long-term awareness and nurtures a safe haven for open communication (Led by youth, for youth).
The initiative involves empowering youth to act as leaders in their schools. A selected teacher/staff member will oversee the club, in liaison with Youth Stars, so that the club can run throughout the school year, in a manner that suits the school’s scheduling.
Featuring Special Guests
The Dillon Ojo Lifeline Foundation will be presenting Youth Stars with a check to support their Anti-bullying campaign The Dillon Ojo Lifeline Foundation was founded after the untimely loss of Dillon Charles-Ojo. In his memory, the foundation is committed to enabling all children who do not have the financial means to participate in sports or other activities. The foundation will be donating to Youth Stars’ Anti-bullying Tour in an effort to bring awareness to the growing problem of bullying in today’s society. The Dillon Ojo Lifeline Foundation believes that the tour and its mandate will make positive changes as to how kids not only treat and respect others but also themselves.
Ari Skye 15-year-old award-winning singer, songwriter and philanthropist, Ariana Lanniciello will be performing her first single “Warriors” at the LBPSB’s tour launch, January 17th 2020. The song is about bullying, intimidation and how kids have to stand up for themselves and others. Who is Youth Stars? Youth Stars is a Montreal run, non-profit organization serving a diversely linguistic and cultural youth population. They use the arts, sports, dance and music to motivate youth and convey positive learning messages. They are also committed to fostering life skills and self-esteem through different programs and workshops.