I am proud to count myself amongst the many parents and educators who help tweens and teens understand that they have the power to be the change they want to see. But young people are much more likely to get the message (and act on it) when that message comes from other young people. Annie talks with artist, girl power advocate and WeStopHate.org Chief Operating Officer, Jeanne Demers about giving girls and guys the key to their own power.
About Jeanne Demers (@JeanneDemers)
Jeanne Demers is an artist, illustrator, writer and creator of The Ruby Books — helping girls use their ruby slippers (their power) to be compassionate heroes. Jeanne is also the founder and director of RealizeWhatMatters.org. And if that isn’t enough, she’s the Chief Operating Officer of WeStopHate.org — a non-profit program dedicated to raising self-esteem in teens (teen-esteem) through various social media platforms that engage teens to help each other gain confidence. Why? Because teens who are happy with themselves won’t put others down. Stopping bullying means putting an end to the lifelong, painful consequences that each victim suffers. Raising teen-esteem creates a better world for us all. WeStopHate is more than just an anti-bullying program, it’s a call-to-action to stop hate: stop hating on yourself, stop hating on others, stop letting others hate on you. Learn more at WeStopHate.org
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