Making A Difference

Oct 30, 2013 7:04 PM

Making A Difference: Hope Club Hopes To End Bullying

One in four students will be bullied today and most won't report it.

This past year, some students at Lexington's Tates Creek High School have been working to fight those statistics.

Tates Creek High School's Hope Club is armed with a strong message.

"To just show people about bullying and suicide. It doesn't have to end like that. It can be prevented," said senior Krissy Goble.

The club was founded last year by several students impacted by a classmate's suicide.

"I knew I had to put a stop to bullying," said senior Brittany Stockwell.

Bullied herself, senior Brittany Stockwell helped develop an interactive program for middle schoolers focusing on bullying prevention, suicide awareness and cyber bullying.

The club also spread the message at Tates Creek by asking students to sign a pledge to fight the epidemic.

"It's really great that you're impacting them like that and making a difference in their lives," Stockwell said.

And making a difference for even one student is what the Hope Club is all about. The club meets monthly and has put on several seminars for Fayette County middle schools. Senior founders like Stockwell and Krissy Goble look forward to watching their club grow, and message spread even after they're gone.

Are you making a difference? Tell us about it! Join LEX18 this Friday, Nov. 1 and reach out, pay it forward, donate to a charity, or even buy a stranger a cup of coffee.

Whatever act of kindness you do, post a video or picture to our Facebook page. We'll share some of your stories.


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