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BAFP UPSTANDERS

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IT'S EASY TO GET FRIEND STRONG!

What is a BAFP 'Upstander'?

BAFP UPSTANDERS STAND-UP FOR KINDNESS AND AGAINST BULLYING!

'Upstander' is the name for our Be A Friend Project Ambassadors, or 'bullying prevention and kindness activists.' All people are considered official BAFP Upstanders as soon as they participate in the Friend Mail Program, Kindness Clubs, or any initiative (such as involving peer advocacy or inclusion) that supports our mission to end bullying, save lives and build kinder communities. 

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BAFP UPSTANDERS ARE CELEBRATED AND SUPPORTED!

FRIEND MAIL PROGRAM:

 

SCHOOL+ GROUPS

The first time a class, school, organization or any group of Kindergarten-College youths sends a BATCH of Friend Mail, that group will receive an OFFICIAL UPSTANDER CERTIFICATE. (Always be sure to include your return address to make this possible.)

INDIVIDUALS

Individuals (including youths and educators) will receive an OFFICIAL UPSTANDER CERTIFICATE and a FRIEND STRONG WRISTBAND after ongoing participation of sending Friend Mail to Recipient's throughout one year.

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KINDNESS CLUBS:

 

CLUBS receive OFFICIAL UPSTANDER CERTIFICATES for every year they are active, and earn a PIN on the global map of BAFP registered Kindness Clubs.

 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS receive EMBROIDERED IRON-ON PATCHES at the completion of one season.

50 CHALLENGES WINNERS receive additional BACKPACKS and EXCLUSIVE WINNER PINS!

TEEN KINDNESS BOARD:

OFFICIAL BAFP UPSTANDERS (ages 13-19) can qualify to be peer-elected to serve on the national, prestigious Teen Kindness Board with like-minded 'bullying prevention and kindness activists' committed to making a difference and help guide the KIDS FOR KIDS programming of the BAFP.  Being on the TKB is a great addition to your applications and resumes, a source for recommendations and enthusiastic support to your personal mission. TKB members also receive exclusive member hoodie sweatshirts. 

'SUPER AMBASSADOR SCHOOL' AWARD

An exceptional distinction and plaque awarded for ongoing SCHOOLWIDE participation in the Friend Mail Program.  

*2021 Main Street School, Irvington, NY

'UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR' AWARD

A distinction and plaque awarded to an individual or group of people for extraordinary empathetic and voluntary actions in support of children surviving bullying.

*2019 Amazon Relay Operation Center, Tempe, Arizona

*2020 Michelle Lancaster, Bushland High School, Texas

More Ways to Help!

Host an Event

Have fun with friends and change the world at the same time! 

Be a Presenter

The BAFP will set you up with a t-shirt, badge, wristband and script when you present a BAFP program to your class, club, grade, entire school or beyond! 

Raise Funds

Wow, do we have ideas for you compiled by Teen Board members for great fundraisers! Fundraise with Friend Mail Art Cards! 

Spread the Word

You can help spread our message and grow our mission by asking your friends to follow us on Social Media! The more followers, the more we can attract sponsors and funding.

BAFP Social Media

  • TikTok
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
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Super Ambassador Hall of Fame

(Awarded 2018-2022)

The Super Ambassador distinction was awarded between 2018-2022. Individuals and groups (students and adults) who consistently participated in the Friend Mail Program and/or exceptional bullying prevention and kindness initiatives involving the BAFP received SUPER AMBASSADOR CERTIFICATES.  

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