STUDENT SOLIDARITY™ is a campaign started by Carmine Russo and The Bureau for At-Risk Youth with the slogan "U.S.A. United Students of America," bringing together students of ALL Races, Religions, Nationalities, Genders and Sexual Orientations under the belief WE ARE UNITED AS ONE!
The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly disrupted the school year and our lives for months and now as the students get ready to go back to school we want to introduce the new campaign to help unite students. A proactive and comprehensive approach to changing the culture in schools to create a more united, all-inclusive, and peaceful environment by educating them about what makes all students different, whether it is race, nationality, religion, gender or sexual orientation, resulting in an increase of compassion and understanding and acceptance. Proudly using and displaying campaign items is symbolic of ones desire to make a change and show support for this initiative.
The Student Solidarity™ Campaign is a program that can help to reduce Bullying while increasing compassion and understanding and motivating students to be the best that they can be in everything they do at school and in life. The phrase “We Stand United As One” means that just because we are all different in so many ways we can accept the ideology that we all want to be treated as equals and given equal opportunities to achieve whatever we desire and are capable of doing so we stand together and convey a united front.
The campaign slogan that conveys this message of unification is “U.S.A. United Students of America” with an image of a handshake in the shape of a heart as an expression of compassion and peace. Unfortunately due to the pandemic and the need to socially distance and reduce contact the handshake may not be used, but that only adds more significance to the visual symbolism of the image of a handshake in the slogan and logo. The handshake expressed as black and white goes beyond just a multicultural symbol it is symbolic of two people that have any differences in either race, nationality, religion, gender or sexual orientation or anything else that makes them different, shaking hands as a peaceful, compassionate and accepting gesture.
If through this campaign we can change just one students life and help them to feel like they have purpose and are accepted for being who they are and motivate them to be the best that they can be, it will be well worth it. Maybe it means that we are able to save a life as well and there is no greater achievement than that.
Join the movement to show support for a United, Peaceful and All-Inclusive School, Home and Community Environment!
Help spread the message and show your support with some of the campaign resources below:
Purchases of campaign resources will also assist us in funding our home grown initiative to provide donations of products to students that are less fortunate and do not have the necessary school supplies that many of us take for granted.
The Bureau for At-Risk Youth, a division of Prevention Products & Services, Inc. was started in 1991 and is in its 30th year of supporting students and educators with products focused on character education, bullying prevention, drug awareness, and violence prevention, just to name a few.
Prevention Products & Services, Inc. is a family owned and operated small business. President and CEO, Carmine Russo, has been with the company since 1998 and is passionate about helping kids.
This campaign is supported by:
ChildsWork/ChildsPlay | Creative Therapy Store | Red Ribbon Resources | ChildTherapyToys.com | Courage To Change | Build-A-Pencil.com | JayJo Books | Military Community Awareness, Inc.