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Supporting student 'Upstanders' to
end bullying and save lives!


What is the
Be a Friend Project?

An organization of student Upstanders (from kindergarten through college) 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 in 2015, our national Teen Kindness Board helps guide new initiatives and programming. The signature Friend Mail Program delivers surprise peer support with empathetic words and art to survivors of severe bullying to help them stay strong and know they are not alone.  School and community-based Kindness Clubs celebrate and cultivate acts of bullying prevention and kindness activism.


BAFP In the News

Beach Run
"Why the Be A Friend Project is Special To Me" by Michael Coppola

Through a partnership with The Matthew Shepard Foundation, the Be a Friend Project will have a recurring series on Matthew’s Place to highlight members of the organization.

Who We're Writing To…

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