If you're serious about taking a stand against bullying, there's an organization in Western Mass. that wants to hear from you.

Unify Against Bullying was founded in 2015. They pledge to bring an end to bullying through the celebration of true diversity. Their mission statement says "There are countless children waging quiet battles against bullying. Many believe that they are alone. Unify Against Bullying wants these children to know they are far from alone. They are supported by a loving, caring community of fellow students, teachers, parents, brothers, sisters, business leaders and others. When we stand together, we stand as one."

They provide several initiatives to fulfill that mission, including many fundraisers to help achieve their goal to fund anti-bullying initiatives in schools everywhere. The organization invites everyone to stand with them.

Unify Against Bullying also wants to inspire youth of all ages to come up with their own ideas in their communities. Applications are now open for $15,000 in micro-grants for that purpose. Individual grants can be anywhere from $500 to $2000. Children of all ages, parents, guidance personnel, teachers, administrators, and charity partners are all encouraged to apply. You may do that by filling out a very short online form here.