“We at CBS are very pleased to be able to give back to the community we serve by joining with the
LA Fund and LAUSD in this important effort. The future will belong to creative problem solvers, and
the #ArtsMatter campaign will help prepare the next generation of those unique and valuable colleagues."
Up to 70% of students across the nation are estimated to be negatively impacted by bullying in school. To address this community concern, the LA Fund kicked off our Anti-Bullying Campaign by hosting the nation’s largest anti-bullying symposium at the Nokia theater and implementing the first ever multi-site middle school anti-bullying program.
Through this program over 7,500 students from 49 LAUSD middle schools were brought together to view the powerful, award winning documentary, Bully. The LA Fund also provided teacher workshops focused on building more compassionate and reflective classrooms. In June 2013, a Safe School Summit was held to assist LAUSD teachers in establishing a culture and vocabulary of inclusion and safety on their campuses. The LA Fund continues its efforts to eliminate bullying in LAUSD schools by providing mini-grants for student-led anti-bullying projects.