Taking a Stand Against Bullying
National Spirit Day was conceptualized in 2010 by a high school student, and has become an international movement of solidarity and support against bullying in the LGBTQ+ community. This year, our Kaleidoscope program invited The Help Group’s schools to participate in the 2019 National Spirit Day and spoke about the importance of fostering safe spaces for their LGBTQ+ youth.
Nationally, 7 out of 10 LGBTQ+ students reportedly experience harassment while at school. By inviting students, teachers, administrators, and staff to participate by wearing purple on October 17th, Kaleidoscope and The Help Group sent a strong message of support to the LGBTQ+ and allied students, while taking a firm stance against bullying.