Lace Up Stand Up: USD Class Project Turns Nonprofit
Lace Up Stand Up (LUSU) began as a group of University of San Diego students who started the organization through a Leadership in Groups class and has expanded into a nonprofit organization creating social change at the local and national level. The group uses neon green shoelaces as a means of spreading awareness about school bullying. After piloting at the Linda Vista Teen Center, San Diego, Lace Up Stand Up has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and will continue to present workshops at local San Diego high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and Boys & Girls Clubs. Lace Up Stand Up teaches children about bullying and gives the students leadership techniques they can use to stop bullying and become better leaders on their campus.
For more information go to www.laceupstandup.com/LaceUpStandUp/Monthly_Newsletter.html.