Anti-Bullying Advocate To Speak at NAPT Summit
Jodee Blanco, known as “The voice of America’s bullied students”,
has agreed to partner with NAPT and make a keynote presentation at the 37th
Annual NAPT Summit later this year.
“NAPT has been at the forefront of efforts by the school
transportation industry to prevent bullying from the start. They are
renowned for their commitment to student safety and security in all respects”,
said Blanco. “I am excited to work
with them and look forward to helping them continue to lead the way.”
Blanco is the author of The
New York Times bestseller, Please Stop Laughing At Me . . . One Woman’s
Inspirational Story. A
chronicle of her years as the student outcast, the book inspired a movement
inside the nation’s schools and is swiftly becoming an American classic.
Referred to by many as “the anti-bullying bible,” it is required reading in
hundreds of middle and high schools and numerous universities throughout the
country. Please Stop Laughing at Me . . .
has also been recognized as an essential resource by The National Crime
Prevention Council, The Department of Health & Human Services, the National
Association of Youth Courts, Special Olympics, The FCCLA (Family, Career and
Community Leaders of America) and Teacher
Teens, teachers, parents and other adult survivors of peer abuse
have embraced Blanco as the champion of their cause. Her acclaimed bullying prevention program - It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™ - has been presented to more than
500,000 students, teachers and parents nationwide at the behest of The United
States Department of Interior, The United States Department of Justice and The
National Catholic Educational Association. Hundreds of local school districts have adopted her
initiatives as part of their core bullying prevention curriculum. It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™ has also generated tens of
thousands of dollars in grant awards for schools and organizations coast to
Don’t miss her compelling keynote presentation, and the chance to
get a personalized autographed copy of her book, on Monday, October 24th
in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the NAPT Annual Summit.