No Free Pass, by Bunny Hinds, Glencliff High School student

After participating in OPERATION TLC, a camp that teaches and promotes leadership skills, building self-esteem, creating confidence and motivating young people to seek out adults for additional support when being confronted with such issues as bullying and harassment, Bunny wrote this poem:   It started off with a bunch of laughs. As I met each member […]

It Is Not Just A Day Of Golf, It’s A Student’s Future.

Teams are still being accepted for the 19th annual Hart Golf Classic set for a 1 p.m. shotgun start on Monday, June 13 at The Golf Club of Tennessee, in Kingston Springs, TN.  Renamed last year in honor of long-time Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) supporters and community volunteers extraordinaire Rodes and Patricia Hart, […]

Philanthropizza! CA Pizza Kitchen Donates 20% of Tab For STARS

 There are so many great corporate citizens who help non-profit organizations all across Tennessee, and, today, we want to thank the amazing folks at California Pizza Kitchen on Hillsboro Road in Nashville.  Once again, anyone presenting the STARS flyer all day on May 18 will have 20% of their bill donated to help the STARS’ […]

Incredible Artists Converge For KOB’s Chair-ish The Kids Art Auction

  Undoubtedly, the Chair-ish The Kids Art Auction benefit for Kids On The Block is one of the most exciting events of the year. Heading back to the uber cool Loveless Barn on Highway 100 in Nashville on March 25, this year’s event is shaping up to be our most amazing Chair-ish The Kids benefit […]

Predators & NFI Help Launch Bullying Prevention Campaign

No Name-Calling Week begins today, January 24, and Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) have joined forces with Predators’ players and the Nashville Film Institute in launching a bullying prevention public service campaign which STARS’ officials announced in a joint news conference on Friday, January 14, where plans for the special week were outlined.    […]

The Nashville Predators ROCK…..Even more as PEOPLE than just hockey players!!

We have exciting news to share. As we continue our campaign against bullying, the Nashville Predators are joining us in partnership with a public service announcement campaign to highlight this distressing issue while offering STARS Specialists’ assistance. The Predators have a long tradition of community service. Recently, they have helped our STARS Specialists with a […]

Get Off The Bench And Be Part Of The Bullying Solution – By Kevin Dyson, board member of Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS), Independence High School coach and former Tennessee Titan (originally printed in Middle Tennessee Sports Magazine, 11/10)

Moving as a teen from Las Vegas, Nevada, where I was in the majority, to rural Utah where I was in the minority, I was presented with unforgettable challenges and life lessons. I can relate to the apprehension and self-consciousness of looking different and wanting to be included and liked. I used to anticipate kids […]

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