(Los Angeles, Ca.) November 11, 2013…Teen stars Carlon Jeffrey (Ant Farm) and twin Carla Jeffrey (Puzzled), Genevieve Jackson, daughter of former Jackson 5 member Randy Jackson; Deja, Taja and Bobbie Riley (RaidR3), Bro 5 along with Da Rich Kidzz and Vivoman have partnered for the launch of the ‘Stand Up Anti-Bullying’ campaign with each serving as the ambassadors for the project. As the first group of young Hollywood entertainers to join the fight against bullying, each group of youth will be championing the cause by visiting schools in their region of the country and helping place a teal wristband, the official anti-bully color, on every child. The mission is to get every school age child in the country wearing an anti-bully wristband in an effort to ‘Live Standing Up’ against bullying.
Vivoman owner, Greg Plummer created the clothing line’s logo in a period of grieving due to the passing of his twin sister and felt these emerging young stars were the perfect partners to join the crusade against bullying and aide his hope to give each kid the opportunity to ‘Live Standing Up’. In an effort to raise the funds needed to provide bands for every school age youth in the country Vivoman has also launched an Indiegogo campaign. Jointly, each of the ambassadors has pledged to combat the staggering statistics of bullying by sharing their personal experiences.
“Those who wear Vivoman clothing are not boasting… rather, they are saying, ‘let’s all try to do good together,’ explained Greg. “Vivo means life and the word is symbolic of life. When turned upside down Vivoman is a symbol for life and represents live standing up for humanity and the empowerment that results from doing good things.”
During the campaign, grade schools across the nation will compete for the chance to have Da Rich Kidzz and Bro 5 come to their school for a special live performance and block party hosted by Vivoman and Big Boi’s BBQ. The schools that take to Twitter and join the campaign to stand up against bullying will be treated to special surprise gifts and incentives from the hot young hip-hop groups.
According to BullyingStatistics.org, statistics in the United States show that about one in four kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis. Between cyber bullying and bullying at school, the statistics illustrate a huge problem with bullying within the American school system. There is also a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the U.S. and other countries. Parents, teachers, and students must learn the dangers of bullying to help students who may be at risk of committing suicide.
Throughout the month of November, young people across America will take to social media to help end bullying at their schools by tweeting their support for the Vivoman anti-bully campaign. These hash tags will be sent and used to promote their school: #LiveStandingUp #SupportAntiBullying #school #DaRichKidzz #Bro5 #Vivoman #ComeToMySchool.
For more info and to support the cause visit, www.vivoman.com.
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