America C.A.R.E.S.About Bullying
"If we can prevent just one child from hurting themselves or someone else, then everything that we have done is worth it!" - "Godfather"
This Program has multiple sub-programs contained within. The three biggest are listed here.
The Biker Buddy Program
The Biker Buddy Program is designed to assist a child in realizing their own self-worth and to help them realize that there are people out there that care and that they are not alone in their life struggles. When a child is bullied, the biggest things that they lose are their self-worth and self-respect. The Biker Buddy's will meet with the child and take them out to eat, or to a movie or function, and help them to rebuild that self-worth and self-respect. Though the program is still fairly new and continuously under development and refinement, the results to date have been very promising! If you ride a motorcycle and wish to participate in the Biker Buddy Program, click here and use the contact form to let us know that you would like to participate. To learn more about the program, click here.
My School C.A.R.E.S. Program
We are currently trying to develop this program which would create an extracurricular club within the schools that would essentially become an extension of the Anti-Bully Program within the schools. The students would have monthly meetings mentored by a member of the Charities and would be able to hold functions within the school to promote the anti-bully program. They would become the role models for the other students, leading by example, that it is much "cooler" to not bully than to be a bully. If you are a Teacher or Administrator within the Lee County School System, and would like to help us develop this program, click here and use the contact form to let us know!
Obviously, it becomes easier to fix a problem when you are aware that the problem exists than when it is hidden out of view. So, we make it our goal to bring the awareness of the issue front and center. We do this through multiple different functions throughout the year with the biggest being The Bullyride. When you take and put several hundred motorcycles going down the road, flying flags, under Police Escort, people take notice.