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Sponsor a Bullying Victim


Ever since the Gracie Bullyproof program started getting mainstream media attention, we have received hundreds of inquiries from around the world from parents of who can't afford the Gracie Bullyproof program, but whose children are being victimized by tormenting bullies. To make sure that all bullied victims have the opportunity to get "Bullyproof," regardless of their family's financial situation, we have developed The Bullyproof Sponsorship Program, it is dedicated to making the Gracie Bullyproof program available to underprivileged children around the world. The way it works is that a low income family can submit an application (See the Application here), and assuming they qualify, we will pair that child up with a sponsor who will donate the funds necessary to make the Gracie Bullyproof program available to them. The cost to put one child through the Gracie Bullyproof program is $120. If you would like to sponsor one or more underprivileged children, simply click on the link below and select the number of families you would like to sponsor. With your help, we can "Bullyproof" the world -- one child at a time.

For each child you sponsor, we will send you a Gracie Academy Certificate of Appreciation bearing the name of the child you helped save.

Here are some of the sponsorship requests we have received from around the world.



Parent's Name: Carrie K.
City/State: Lafayette, CA
Child's Name: Louis K.
Child's Age: 12

How did you hear about the Gracie Bullyproof program?
A friend of mine sent me a link to your website.

How long has your child been getting bullied?
We moved to California from Ireland in July 2009; Louis has been bullied since starting school here in August 2009.

What type of harassment/bullying is your child experiencing?
Primarily verbal taunting and some physical. He did get beat up last year in school by the main bully.

How has the harassment affected your child's demeanor and behavior?
His self-esteem, sense of self and confidence have deteriorated. He does not want to go to school, and has missed a lot of school as a result. It is difficult to send your child into what you know will be a painful situation for him.

How has the bullying of your child impacted your household?
It is all-consuming for all of us. Dinnertime conversation centers around building up his confidence and encouraging him to stand up for himself, we all are heartbroken and feel very helpless.

What steps, if any, have been taken to eradicate the problem?
We have met with the teachers and principal. They are well-meaning, good people and reiterate the school's "zero tolerance" policy. It is wholly ineffective though.

Do you live near a Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Center? If so, which one?
None

Which sponsorship opportunities are you most interested in:
Gracie Bullyproof DVD Program

Why?
If we lived near a center, I would prefer to bring Louis to classes. In the alternative, I would like to teach him the methods either through online or DVD. Thank you very much for your consideration.



Parent's Name: Cherish L.
City/State: Canton, OH
Child's Name: Tre F.
Child's Age: 7

How did you hear about the Gracie Bullyproof program?
gracieacademy.com

How long has your child been getting bullied?
Since kindergarten. 2yrs. now

What type of harassment/bullying is your child experiencing?
Physical and verbal abuse from several kids in his school

How has the harassment affected your child's demeanor and behavior?
He is very unhappy about going back to school this year and he doesn't want to do anything outside of the house.

How has the bullying of your child impacted your household?
When he has incidents at school he comes home in a horrible mood and takes it out on every one else in the house.

What steps, if any, have been taken to eradicate the problem?
We have had several meetings at his school and all they want to do is move kids around the class room.

Do you live near a Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Center? If so, which one?
None

Which sponsorship opportunities are you most interested in:
Gracie Bullyproof Online Access

Why?
It seems like it would be the easiest. I would love to have the dvds but I would be Happy with anything that would help my son gain the confidence he needs. My son is a wonderful boy who has a speech problem which prevents him from communicating with other kids at their level of speech and a lot of kids want to be mean to him and exclude him from activities their doing at school.



Parent's Name: Ronie F.
City/State: Aurora, CO
Child's Name: Maranda C.
Child's Age: 12

How did you hear about the Gracie Bullyproof program?
Yahoo news article. I was hoping to sign Maranda up with myself to a martial arts class in February... They do family classes for 13 and older so we are waiting. Then I read the article and story of the Gracie Family and the Hendricks boy. I absolutely loved this story.

How long has your child been getting bullied?
Since kindergarten.

What type of harassment/bullying is your child experiencing?
Mental and physical. She is even being taunted by bullies regarding her father's passing.

How has the harassment affected your child's demeanor and behavior?
She breaks down in tears, and worsens her low self confidence and esteem. She feels she is bullied because she doesn't feel pretty or skinny enough for the other kids to approve. Wonders how kids (bullies) are so mean and insensitive. She wishes that everyone would just like her because she is a great and kind person. She often gets frustrated by the demeanor of other kids.

How has the bullying of your child impacted your household?
We have spent hours focusing on the issues and how to help her deal with the situations better. Trying to teach her to ignore, stand up for herself, even play comedian in the heat of a situation to offset the bullying. Nothing has worked. Thats when I decided we should engage in a martial arts class.

What steps, if any, have been taken to eradicate the problem?
I have had meetings with the school and the parents of bullies. The school acts as a mediator and assigns detention. Whereas the parents of bullies are usually in denial that their children are doing such things, causing the bullies to feel free to continue even worsen their actions. Very few parents try their best to correct the actions with their children and for the most part those children came back with more positive behavior.

Do you live near a Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Center? If so, which one?
None

Which sponsorship opportunities are you most interested in:
Gracie Bullyproof DVD Program

Why?
I feel this is exactly what Maranda needs. I want for my daughter to go to school and feel confident and keep her grades up. Everytime she is bullied, her grades fall from A's to D's. We had to move her to a different school in hopes to start a new beginning this year. When I saw the news story, I got chills and and wanted to much for us to have a success story of our own. I want Maranda to continue her school years with confident good memories, not memories of only dealing with bullies.

If you would like to sponsor one or more underprivileged children, simply click on the link below and select the number of families you would like to sponsor. With your help, we can "Bullyproof" the world -- one child at a time. For each child you sponsor, we will send you a Gracie Academy Certificate of Appreciation bearing the name of the child you helped save.


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