Thursday, January 3, 2013
It's now 2013 and the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation will be finalizing a strategic partnership with Moscow Ballet and Akiva Talmi, President & CEO of Akiva Talmi Presents (ATP) Inc. to introduce a national anti-bullying awareness tour campaign and fundraising initiative to help address cyberbullying in the US and Canada.
The People Behind Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker As part of the tour, we're also developing a TV program, a documentary series, and a book on "Karen's personal bullying story" with seasoned journalist & author of eight books Patricia Burstein.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Dear Karen Klein, We are pleased to confirm your Walt Disney World® Resort and Disney Cruise Lines® vacation for December 21-29th, 2012.
Your hotel accommodations (4 rooms) for the first night on December 21st, 2012 will be at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa located at 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000.
Fourteen (14) round trip coach airline e-tickets and your complete travel itinerary can be accessed through Sabre® Virtually There®.
Upon arrival at the hotel, you will receive the following:
Fourteen (14) adult 1-Day Magic Your Way tickets with the Park Hopper® option. This ticket will include park hopping privileges to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for one (1) day. The park passes will be in one package under the name of Karen Klein.
Your Disney Cruise Lines vacation is confirmed on the Disney Fantasy for a 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida on December 22nd, 2012 to the following destinations:
• Port Canaveral, Florida
• At Sea
• Grand Cayman
• Costa Maya, Mexico
• Cozumel, Mexico
• At Sea
• Disney's Castaway Cay
• Port Canaveral, Florida
Four (4) Verandah staterooms have been booked. You should be receiving your Disney Cruise Lines documents in the next few days.
And finally, you will have transportation from the Grand Floridian Resort to Port Canaveral and from Port Canaveral to the Orlando International Airport via Disney Magical Express Service.
If you have any questions regarding your prize, please email or call me.
We look forward to having you as our guest!
Thank you Christi Partridge for the wonderful vacation package. I look forward to telling all my Facebook friends.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
PEOPLE Magazine's Best of 2012, Every week PEOPLE spotlights the Heroes Among Us, those who are making a difference in their community and in the lives of others.
From high school students taking a stand against bullying to the generosity of a police officer, Karen Klein was 1 of five inspiring stories that warmed PEOPLE's hearts in 2012.
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Sunday, December 9, 2012
Today, we received confirmation from Livio Harris of Who's Harris/Genius Child Entertainment that 2 of his clients, Jonathan "Lil' J" McDaniel and Shanica Knowles, will be able to participate in our national anti-bullying tour campaign in 2013.
Both young talents are currently 2 of the 4 faces and voices of Kenya Rock Star Madness Band and the re-launched Kenya Dolls, which was introduced in stores on November 2012 as part of a nationwide promotional tour campaign.
Jonathan "Lil' J" McDaniel is an American actor and rapper who's currently starring in Robert Townsend's incredibly Directed movie "IN THE HIVE" with the late great Michael Clark Duncan, Loretta Devine, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Vivica A. Fox. He is best known for his role as Devon Carter (Raven's boyfriend) on the hit Disney Channel show That's So Raven.
Shanica Channell Knowles is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Amber Addison on Hannah Montana. Shanica is also the cousin of R&B singers Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles.
Watch Shanica Knowles as “Kenya”, Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel as “Dwayne”, Ryan McDaniel as “T.J.”, and Kia Hampton as “Denise” in their new 'KENYA DOLL' music video 'PROUD'.
Meet Jillian Jensen - The X Factor USA 2012 Today we received an email confirmation from Jillian Jensen, former contestant on Fox's No. 1 unscripted series, THE X FACTOR. Miss Jensen will be joining our national bullying prevention awareness tour campaign in 2013 as one of our Artists Against Bullying cast members.
"It would be a great honor to connect myself with the Karen Klein Foundation. I am so appreciative that you have even considered me as working with such an amazing foundation. This venture would certainly be another main highlight in my career. I am pleased to be able to represent such an incredible organization. Your program stands for all that I believe in...So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me. I can't wait to get started and I look forward to hearing more exciting details." - Jillian Jensen
Watch as Rocker Jillian Jensen bonds with Demi Lovato over bullying and delivers a teary-eyed and emotional performance of Jessie J's "Who You Are" at her Providence audition.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Today, we had the honor of joining forces with The Wease Show 95.1 The Brew in Rochester, NY to discuss cyberbullying and Time magazine's just released "Top Ten Lists" for 2012 and the video of Klein being bullied ranking third on the list of "Most Viral Videos" of the year.
Brother Wease even encouraged his listeners to support our national awareness tour campaign and fundraising partnership in 2013 with Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker to help address cyberbullying in the US and Canada.
During the interview, we discussed ways for Brother Wease to get involved in our Upstate NY anti-bullying rally campaign to help bring cyberbullying legislation to New York and create awareness for the Jamey Rodemeyer Anti-Cyber Bullying Bill (aka Jamey’s Law).
Thank you Brother Wease for helping us get the word out about a worthy cause. Our own Karen Klein from Rochester, the bullied upstate New York bus monitor who got national attention after a video of boys lobbing insults at her went viral, has turned the third most watched negative video into a positive.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Lisa Nikolaou, co-owner of Harbour Sixty Steakhouse in Toronto, Canada has decided to use her dynamic people skills, successful business savvy, and exceptional handling of public relations both for Harbour Sixty Steakhouse and the Chairman’s Suite at the Air Canada Centre to help bring awareness and funding support to the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.
Lisa's commitment to empowering youth and Karen's own personal bullying story has brought the two together to help spearhead an international anti-bullying message in schools throughout Canada.
Previously, Lisa had a rewarding career as a teacher.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Project54Tour has developed an inspiring new music CD project called Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt, Volume 1, that will introduce seventeen (17) recordings from artists such as R&B artist Marckel, Gospel rapper Testimony, Pop singer Adam Web, the all-girl teen pop band Still Saffire, Grammy nominated pop artist Beau Badrick, and Universal teen recording artist, Brejé, one of pop cultures new budding stars.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Yesterday, the local media in Buffalo showed up at The Tralf Music Hall during the No Bully Tour 2012 performance event to interview Karen Klein about her vacation plans for retirement, long-term goals for Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation, and why she'd like to invite the boys who bullied her on the bus to become teen advocates for the foundation.
Karen even had the opportunity to introduce the Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt CD, Volume 1 and other educational content that the foundation will help introduce in schools across America.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Meet Beau Badrick, Still Saffire, NATEKid, Testimony the Artist, Marckel Robinson, and Adam Web as they showcase their talents during a LIVE performance at The Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY.
We look forward to having the rest of the Artist Against Bullying cast - Breje, The Love Jones Girlz, Norman Thomas, Ron Surrey, and Sonia & Ramon Morant - in Hartford, CT on Saturday, October 27th, 2012.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Yesterday, Kathy Sledge of the successful 70's & 80's Pop group called Sister Sledge made a surprise visit to the For Your Entertainment (F.Y.E.) store in Philadelphia, PA to show support for the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation and her son Testimony the Artist.
As lead singer of Sister Sledge, Kathy sang on popular songs including “He’s the Greatest Dancer,” “Got to Love Somebody,” “All American Girls,” “My Guy,” and “B.Y.O.B.(Bring Your Own Baby).” And of course, her signature performance of ‘We Are Family’!
Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West joined forces with the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation to create a :30 second promotional spot during the No Bully Tour 2012 stop in Philadelphia, PA.
Miss Logan West is the Founder of United Against Bullies, which is an anti-bullying initiative started in Connecticut, that aims to empower student leaders to help prevent bullying in their community.
Too Good Road Show co-hosts NATEKid and Breje help promote the Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt music CD in the F.Y.E. store located on 100 Broad Street in Philadelphia.
The Volume 1 CD includes songs from R&B artist Marckel, Gospel rapper Testimony, Pop singer Adam Web, the all-girl teen pop band Still Saffire, Grammy nominated pop artist Beau Badrick, and Universal teen recording artist, Brejé, one of pop cultures new budding stars.
The goal of the F.Y.E. in-store experience was to showcase the artists and their music during a LIVE performance, which included autograph signings with customers, celebrity guest appearances, and more filming around the Bullying Behavior In America documentary project.
Thank you Love Jones Girlz (Sammi Sanchez, Taylor Nirvana Jones, Noni Storm Chinn, and Claire Jones) for a great performance, positive attitude, and sharing your own personal bullying stories.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Two days ago, we had an email exchange with the Facebook marketing team about launching a Q&A with Karen and posting it as a Note on the Stop Bullying: Speak Up page.
As a way to introduce the online campaign, we started filming promos for our pre-show Q&A's with Karen and the Artists Against Bullying cast.
The first "meet us at Starbucks" spot encouraged visitors to come out and meet Karen outside the Starbucks on Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to help celebrate National Bullying Awareness Month.
Let's just say the first coffee shop destination was a hot spot.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Today, we launched the No Bully Tour 2012 PSA music tour campaign from New York City to Myrtle Beach, S.C. in support of National Bullying Awareness Month and the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.
Grammy nominated pop artist Beau Badrick used the 10 hour bus ride as an opportunity to teach his fellow No Bully Tour cast the lyrics to his hit song 'Lucky Enough'.
Just a few months after video of students taunting bus monitor Karen Klein went viral, Klein embarked on a national anti-bullying campaign that launched today on The TODAY Show.
The No Bully Tour 2012 cast of talented artists got to witness the interview right outside the studio plaza window, which appeared LIVE during the show.
Monday, September 17, 2012
October is Pacer Center's anti-bullying prevention month.
In light of recent events, our Artists Against Bullying family and friends have shown their support for putting an end to bullying by teaming up with Play Pretty, Play Pals Project and various campaigns, including JNFE's No Bully Tour 2012, Breje's No Bullies™ program, Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West's 'Bully Proof: Empowering Children Today to Stop Bullying Tomorrow' anti-bullying initiative, and others.
So many around the world have been anxious to find out what the bullied grandmother was going to do with the excess of $700,000 donated on her behalf from over 80 different countries.
“My foundation is not about reinventing the wheel. The intent is to utilize this money to support great organizations that are already fighting the fight against bullying. Along with Chris Surrey and Project54Tour, we will develop some new material and create new events that will take the anti-bullying movement further than ever”, explains Karen Klein.
One of the first projects created is a not-for-profit CD project entitled ‘Bullying Behavior In America: Words Do Hurt, Vol. 1’ that brings together songs from world-renowned and local talent from a variety of genres to help spread the StopBullying.gov message and improve the quality of life for our youth and young adults.
Musical artists Beau Badrick, Adam Web, NATEKid, Marckel Robinson, Still Saffire and Testimony are amongst the myriad of performers on the CD. Already, the anti-bullying song created by BREJÉ called Facebook Lover, has garnered the attention of Top40-Charts.com.
The single and music video tells the story of a male teen that has a crush on a classmate and how this fondness is communicated through interaction on Facebook, today's most used platform for communications for youth across the United States.
The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation currently has 4,000 Play Pretty & Play Pals books available for purchase through its website, the sale of which will help bring more awareness to the Anti-Bullying campaign and generate funding support for our educational content program.
Each book is a $20 gift and we're encouraging children's book lovers, musicians, teachers, principals, faith leaders, elected officials, corporations, and anyone who's involved in our children lives to purchase a single book, bulks of 25 to 250, or the entire stock to support our campaign.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Karen Klein, the globally recognized bus monitor from upstate New York has now joined forces with 15 year old Universal Music Group recording artist, BREJÉ and his No Bullies™ program (www.nobullies.me) to help spearhead a national anti-bullying campaign to end cyber bullying. The aim is to collectively help develop resolutions for this global epidemic one state, then one country at a time.
The first phase of their newly formed alliance will be a road trip called the Anti-Bully Tour that will canvas America beginning in Myrtle Beach, SC on October 5th, 2012. The tour will visit youth organizations, grade schools, camps & other supportive venues to spread its anti-bully messages.
After each event, attendees will be able to meet & greet BREJÉ (and other artists), ask questions related to bullying, and leave with a supportive music Dropcard inspiring them to hold their heads up in the face of adversity.
Friday, September 14, 2012
I hope all is well. It was nice meeting with you yesterday. Wanted to let you know that I confirmed – Thursday, October 4th will work on this end as well for the exclusive interview with Karen. As discussed, we would like to have Karen with the tour bus on the Plaza to kick off the tour. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to shoot some b-roll with Karen in her hometown prior to the live segment.
When the producer is assigned I will put you in touch to go over logistics.
Talk soon – thanks for all your help – we’re looking forward to having Karen back on TODAY!
Have a great weekend,
NBC News - TODAY
Have we got anti-bullying right? When a YouTube video of grade 7 boys taunting and tormenting their bus monitor went viral, we all became aware of Karen Klein's story. Karen joins Context with Lorna Dueck along with her online good Samaritan, Max Sidorov, who started an online donation fund to send Karen on vacation - and now as her happily retiring with $700,000+.
Bullying expert, Barbara Coloroso also sits on the white chair to discuss what bullying is and how to prevent it and Senator Don Meredith shares why he's passionate about raising awareness for anti-bullying and anti-violence.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Karen Klein, the bullied school bus monitor in a video that went viral will receive a big cheque in Toronto from Max Sidorov for over $700,000 - proceeds from Sidorov's online campaign sparked by the video.
Sidorov aimed initially to raise $5,000 to send Karen on "the vacation of a lifetime." The event will launch a new campaign to prevent bullying though access to free counseling and media initiatives like LOVE IS MOVING, a new youth television program to air in Canada and the U.S.
On Friday October 5th 2012, Karen Klein will be showcasing the first phase of her new Anti-Bullying Foundation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Six musical acts take the stage at 7pm and come together to give a free concert. This event will open up the famous Octoberfest weekend. The Bowery and Oceanfront Merchant’s association have opened their doors for the opportunity to bring this positive event to the stage in front of The Bowery on 110 9th Street and Ocean Boulevard.
Along with Karen Klein’s appearance & support, the musicians will perform original anti-bullying songs and offer a compilation CD in order to raise awareness for the new Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation. Proceeds go to help assist bullying programs across America in elementary schools and other youth oriented programs.
The performing artists for this year’s event are actor/rapper NateKid, R&B artist MarcKel, Gospel rapper Testimony, Pop singer Adam Web, the all-girl teen pop band Still Saffire, Grammy nominated pop artist Beau Badrick and musical philanthropist Mr. JNFE. It is hosted by MTV’s Made coach Bobbi Jo Kitchen. The tour will visit different states throughout the entire month of Pacer’s Bullying Prevention month and deliver public service announcements along the route of its tour.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Karen has partnered with Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West to support her anti-bullying initiative, “Bully Proof: Empowering Children Today to Stop Bullying Tomorrow.” The program, which Logan started in Connecticut, aims to empower student leaders to help prevent bullying in their community.
Logan West, who was a victim of bullying at a young age decided to join Klein on the upcoming No Bully Tour 2012 as a Co-Host in Washington, D.C. and Hartford, CT her home State.
“I’m excited,“ Klein said. “Just being able to go to several different states and spread the message, and also be able to work with Miss Teen USA is going to be great.”
Klein decided to create the foundation after meeting with Chris Surrey, the Senior Director of Paintbox Labs, a New York-based organization that promotes cultural understanding. Surrey interviewed Klein for an unreleased documentary called “Bullying Behavior in America,“ and she indicated to him that she would like to do something positive with the donation money.
“I told Karen we were not just going to do a foundation, but a foundation that would actually be doing something and not just putting money into an account,“ Surrey told TODAY.com. “It was about her becoming an advocate of her own story. You rarely hear about kids bullying the elderly, so we wanted to use that as a platform to get into schools to assist them to curb the problem.”
Together, they will create educational content on the subject of bullying, provide resources to those organizations in need of help, and assist in developing anti-bullying programs in schools across America.
Friday, August 17, 2012
After receiving more than $700,000 in donations following the release of a viral video of her being viciously taunted by a group of middle school students, Karen Klein has used the money to launch an anti-bullying foundation.
Klein, 68, is a retired school bus monitor from Greece, N.Y., who received donations from at least 32,000 people online in less than two months after the taunting videos were posted on June 19 and received more than eight million total views. Looking for something positive to do with a portion of the donations, she has created the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.
“I thought it would be a great idea, and I’m hoping this foundation will seriously help all these kids,“ Klein told TODAY.com. “It’s also not just kids. When you’re a kid being bullied, you should talk to an adult. When the adult is being bullied, I don’t know who the heck they can talk to. That’s why I want to help.“
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Hi, my name is Karen Klein. As many of you know, I am the woman who was bullied on the school bus in upstate NY. That experience was one of the worst acts of human behavior that I have ever had to endure. But just weeks after I was bullied and the YouTube video went viral, a man I never even met decided to do one simple act of love. Max Sidorov, out of the goodness of his heart, decided to raise money through a social media campaign that would enable me to take a vacation.
My story inspired more than 32,000 people to engage in their own act of love by donating to a fundraising campaign created by Max for my support. As you probably know, together we raised a lot more money than what I needed to go on vacation. 32,000 people around the world raised $703,873 for my behalf. It has changed my life forever. Now, I am not only going on vacation, but I am able to retire and take care of my family.
You have all inspired me by your acts of love. But now it is time for me to give back and to turn your single act of kindness into my own personal movement to stop bullying in America. The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation, which I am seeding with $75,000, will be the gathering point for millions of people to support the anti-bullying movement. Together, we will change the world.
Let’s dream big, really big! The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation is launching a music tour to combat anti-bullying. We are calling this the No Bully Tour 2012 awareness campaign. If we were able to raise $700,000 for one person (me), I am sure we can raise thousands more for kids who are bullied every day.
Mission of The Foundation
The goal of the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation is to help teach kids and teens about being kind, friendly, and playing nicely with others.
One of the most important skills young children should learn before they attend school is the ability to interact with their peers in a friendly and positive manner.
In an effort to reinforce this message, the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation will help introduce educational content on the subject of anti-bullying into schools across the nation.
The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation will focus on four main initiatives:
• Develop new media assets that will serve the cause of anti-bullying
• Create educational curriculum that will teach about Bullying and what each of us can do to stop it
• Support great organizations that are bringing awareness to the anti-bullying movement
• Provide Funds for anti-bullying counseling in schools across the country and around the world
The Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation is not about reinventing the wheel. We are raising this money to support great organizations that are already fighting the fight against bullying.
In addition, along with Chris Surrey and Project54Tour, we will develop some new material and create new events that will take the anti-bullying movement further than ever. All the money that is raised through the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation will support projects that everyone can follow. Any money that is granted from the foundation will be given to causes that support our mission.