As a speaker, I get to speak at various schools and celebrate national holidays and themes. In October, I was able to speak during Blue Shirt Day™. This is a day in which celebrities, schools and organizations wear a blue shirt in an effort to raise awareness of bullying.
I spoke at three school assemblies in Massachusetts. Most of the faculty and staff were wearing their blue shirt and the students had the option to wear theirs as well. Before one of the presentations, Alex Morse, Mayor of Holyoke, MA, passed by and gave students a pep talk about loving the city and doing all they can to show love and respect to each other. He was the perfect intro to my speech.
After each speech, students would come up to me and thank me for coming to their school. I passed out cards that read, “Run Biscuit” for them to remember the day. It was truly a special day nationwide.
You can find out more about this event and how you can get involved by visiting their website: http://www.stompoutbullying.org