About the event
Elles Entertainment is beyond excited and eager to host The First Annual Fashion Show, as it will benefit not only Single Parents & Teens Foundation of Dallas efforts in Anti-Bullying Assemblies & Curriculum across The United States, but also showcasing Designers and Entertainers in Texas!
Why should you sponsor?
Hosted By Elles Entertainment -Benefiting Single Parents & Teens Foundation
DEAR FRIENDS AND POTENTIAL SPONSORS
WE NEED YOU TO PARTNER WITH US IN BRINGING AN END TO THIS BULLYING EPIDEMIC ACROSS OUR NATION!
My name is Nicholas Boeving director of The Single Parents and Teens Foundation of Dallas. I am writing to introduce you to our organization with the hope that your company will consider making a donation to support our work.
The Single Parents and Teens Foundation of Dallas (SPTFOD) evaluates and addresses the most pressing issues that families face in today’s complex environment. With over four suicides each month as a result of persistent campaigns of harassment and humiliation often aided by the internet and the false sense of anonymity and imperviousness that it provides, bullying now tops our list of priorities to tackle in 2017.
Single Parents and Teens Foundation of Dallas is passionately committed to bringing awareness of the bullying epidemic plaguing our nation into school districts across the country. Our anti-bullying awareness assemblies are fully immersive, interactive events with nationally-recognized, award-winning performers. Our artists bring their blend of inspiring music to the stage, along with top-tier public speakers, to raise awareness of this epidemic in our schools.
Our foundation works directly with the public school system in aid to putting an end to this epidemic. We also offers personalized services and help parents and children develop into well-rounded individuals who contribute to the welfare and wellbeing of their family, their community and their country.
One of our most important goals is to lay the groundwork for at-risk children and adolescents so that they will develop a moral compass by which they can shape their future. Our services also include providing scholarships for talented at risk youths in a variety of artistic domains, offering professional mentorship opportunities. Single Parents & Teens Foundation is creating a culture of collaboration, community conscientiousness and giving back. Our dedicated staff are committed to teens natural abilities and tapping into teens’ natural talents to enable them to use their special skills to gain self-confidence, define their personal goals, and take steps toward responsible adulthood.
We have recently launched an anti-bullying campaign in partnership with Elles Entertainment in response to the increased national concern about the negative effects of bullying on school children.
- Every 7 minutes a child is bullied; 85% of the time, there is not intervention of any kind.
- Each day, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying.
- Bullying is a leading factor in suicide among kids 11-17 years old.
- Kids who are bullied have a significantly higher risk of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation that lasts into adulthood.
- By the age 24, 60% of bullies have been charged with a crime
- 86% of children aged 12-15 report at least some form of bullying has interfered with their studies.
Through our ‘Anti Bullying’ program, we encourage our teens to channel their anger and negative energy by focusing on their unique talents, and we work with the school districts to bring heightened awareness to the devastating impact of bullying. Texas law requires that school districts adopt their own policies against bullying – but it is difficult to be clear about what actually constitutes bullying, and doesn’t address what happens off the school campus. However the one clear commonality is that bullying manifests in an imbalance of power that is pervasive over time, with the victim feeling increasingly helpless and afraid.
Our events, which we have held in schools across the county, have been enormously successful – and we measure that success not only by the glowing reports and recommendations from the various school boards who have invited us to partner with them, but from the hundreds of heartfelt letters we have received from the kids themselves letting us know just how much our assemblies - and the performers who are the heartbeat of our events – have meant to them. Your support is needed desperately to put an end to this bullying epidemic that is ripping, quite literally, our schools and our children, apart.
This is where your company can make a tremendous difference in the lives of our local teens! Your contribution in support of our anti-bullying campaign will signal to the community that you are a ‘company that cares’ and that you are committed to the well-being and the future of our youth. You will be joining a collaboration of other local businesses that realize our youth of today will be our leaders of tomorrow.
In appreciation for your support, we will recognize your gift and logo on our website, our social media channels, our promotional materials, and our media releases.
If you have any questions about our funding needs or our vision of the future, please call a member of our staff at 214-503-9444. Your investment in our youth is an investment in our entire community and our nation! We look forward to your support and your involvement.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer
Kelly Yeomans, age 13 · Dawn-Marie Wesley, age 14 ·Nicola Ann Raphael, age 15
Ryan Patrick Halligan, age 13 · Megan Meier, age 13 · Jamie Hubley, age 15
ALL DEAD, may their memory be a blessing to all those who loved them
Please forgive morbid detail, but it is vital that we as a country understand that there is a serial killer among — BULLYING. The names above are someone's son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild who were murdered by taunting. They are just a few of those we mourn.
My name is Elicia Crouch and I am extremely passionate about this cause. My 13 year old daughter was once a victim. Taunted by her classmates, she remembers the torment of being harassed by racial slurs and name calling. Confused, scared and beaten down, she acted out in school, withdrew from friends, and hated going to school. Being an advocate for this cause, I was able to detect the signs and prevent my daughter from committing suicide. Today she is more confident than ever, found her passion and love for the arts because of this painful journey and is now on a mission with me to put an end to this epidemic. I am thankful to be on the other end with a happy ending. Being bullied wasn't the end of her story and it doesn't have to be the end of anyone else's either. PLEASE HELP US HELP OUR YOUTH! #OURFUTURELEADERS