National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment

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National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment, Inc.
Founded 2009 in South Florida
Type 501(c)(3)
Focus Bullying and Teen Suicide Prevention
Location
Method Education, Workshops, National Campaigns
Key people

Jowharah Sanders (Executive Director, Founder)
Jeffrey Rubinstein, Esq. (Chairman of the Board, Founding Board Member)
Jennifer Castillo (Founding Board Member)
Jessica L. Saiontz, J.D. (Vice-Chairman, Founding Board Member)
Ashley Colette Dadaglio (Founding Board Member)
Crys Wilson (Founding Board Member)
Arthur Johnson (Founding Board Member)
Krystal HoSang, PharmD (Founding Board Member)
Tara Austin (Founding Board Member)

Charles Jones (PR, Board Member)
Website http://www.nveee.org

National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE) established in October 2009, is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.

Locally in South Florida, NVEEE has created partnerships with:

  • NBC6 Neighbors for Neighbors, aired on September 16, 2011
  • University of Miami School of Education
  • Florida International University College of Law
  • Barry University School of Nursing
  • Kids in Distress and the YES Institute [1][2]

The NVEEE family consists of mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, who are not simply "concerned" about today’s youths, but who have taken the first step in refusing to be bystanders - instead leaders. NVEEE's goal is to prevent bullying and victimization, whether it is by peer-on-peer ignorance, bystanderism, or institutional intolerance.[3]

Mission[edit]

To prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.[citation needed]

Vision[edit]

"NVEEE’s vision is to represent a NATION of VOICES by advocating for the prevention of victimization, and envisions EQUALITY in our communities, raised through EDUCATION and awareness, to build a future of ENLIGHTENMENT where youths can live without the fear of persecution".[citation needed]

History[edit]

NVEEE was established to empower communities and facilitate open communication surrounding increasing levels of bullying, violence, and suicide among students of all ages, ethnicities, and identities.[citation needed]

Not On My Watch Anti-Bullying Campaign[edit]

The signature ‘Not on My Watch’ Pledge is a part of NVEEE's Anti-Bullying Campaign[4] where communities students, teachers, community leaders[5] and politicians nationwide are asked to get involved in the efforts to end school violence by not being a bystander.[2][1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Kecskemety (May 20, 2010). "NVEEE Reaches Out to Young Victims of Hate". Florida Agenda. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b Audrey Barnes (June 6, 2011). "Organization, Victims Speak Out Against Bullying". Fox D.C. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ Terry Shropshire (June 10, 2011). "Omari Hardwick, Morris Chestnut Power Anti-Bullying Event, Fundraiser". Rolling Out. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  4. ^ Comcast Newsmakers (June 18, 2011). "NVEEE on Comcast Newsmakers for CNN Headline News". CNN Headline News. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (October 28, 2010). "National anti-bullying group blasts anti-gay Facebook rant". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2011-07-15.