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What is the
Be a Friend Project?

An organization of school-age Upstanders working to save the lives of their bullied peers and build kinder communities using empathy, education and The Arts. Developed FOR KIDS and BY KIDS, our national "Kindness In Action" Teen Board helps guide new initiatives. The BAFP signature "Friend Mail" program delivers surprise peer support with empathetic words and art from K-12 students to victims of severe bullying to help them stay strong and know they are not alone.  


BAFP In the News

Beach Run
Good News: Live Storytelling Aims to be Inspiration of Kindness

Teen Kindness Board Member, Brad Lancaster, represents the BAFP at Kindness Event in Amarillo, Texas!

Who We're Writing To…

Just announced! ❤️💕

There is no greater honor for our kids and teens and all of us at the BAFP than earning the 2023 Spirit of Matthew Award. We are humbled and inspired to walk in Matthew's footsteps and join Judy, Dennis and the Matthew Shepard Foundation in putting an end to hate, especially in the form of bullying. Click on picture for more info and tickets to the MSF Gala!

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