According to STOMP Out Bullying, a leading national bullying prevention organization, one out of every four kids faces bullying. Depending on their age, up to 43 percent of students are cyberbullied.
“It’s a problem that’s growing at an alarming rate. It has everyone worried – parents, students, teachers, and employers. That’s why Taco John’s has decided to work with STOMPOut Bullying,” says Jeff Linville, CEO of Taco John’s. “Together we will raise awareness of bullying and the many forms it can take. We will help connect students, parents, and teachers with the valuable resources they need to prevent bullying.”
Taco John’s is working with its franchisees to promote STOMP Out Bullying at the grassroots level. Letters asking for support are going out to local school principals. Taco John’s is providing posters that schools can hang to raise awareness of bullying prevention. And in each restaurant, guests are encouraged to purchase $1 donation cards with the proceeds benefiting STOMP Out Bullying.
“We are excited to have Taco John’s work with us as a Bullying Prevention Partner. We’re grateful for the company’s support of our mission and their desire to help put an end to bullying and cyberbullying,” says Ross Ellis, founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying. “Together we will connect bullied and at-risk students to our HelpChat Line, facilitate peer mentorships in schools, and empower students to step up and be positive leaders.”