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Lizzie Sider’s Impassioned Bully Prevention Campaign Is Connecting With Kids, Tweens and Teens Across Florida (So Much Moore Media)

LIZZIE SIDER’s Impassioned Bully Prevention Campaign Is
Connecting With Kids, Tweens and Teens Across Florida

NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY” Champion Wraps Sunshine
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Lizzie Sider at Crystal Lake Elementary School

Nashville, TN (March 10, 2014) – LIZZIE SIDER‘s impassioned bully prevention campaign, NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY, continues to connect with kids, tweens and teens across Florida this month.  During January and February, she visited 65 schools, carrying her message to more than 30,000 students.  As a spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Lizzie is uniquely qualified for her mission: she was teased and ridiculed during her elementary school years.  During these presentations the 15-year-old singer/songwriter tells her story, counsels that “nobody has the power to ruin your day,” and asks kids to work together to prevent the tragedy that is bullying.  The rising star ends each 30 to 40-minute appearance with a performance of her Top 40 Country hit song/video “Butterfly” (a song about Lizzie’s experiences she wrote with Jamie O’Neal), the distribution of awareness bracelets, and a long autograph session.  Including last fall’s 100-school California assembly tour, Lizzie has reached a total of 70,000-plus students with her powerful message.

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Lizzie Sider at Waterstone Charter School in Homestead 

The universal appeal of Sider’s music and the impact of her message have brought the media spotlight to bear on this engaging entertainer.  Lizzie’s popularity has resulted in recent appearances on the  Queen Latifah show,The Daily Buzz Emotional MOJO segment, Fox 35 Orlando and a feature in last week’s issue of Country Weekly magazine, further expanding her reach.

Remaining March Assembly dates include:
3/11 Wesley Chapel Elementary School – Wesley Chapel, FL
3/11 Cypress Elementary – New Port Richey, FL
3/11 Woodland Elementary – Zephyrillis, FL
3/12 Fuguitt Elementary – Largo, FL
3/12 Eisenhower Elementary – Clearwater, FL
3/12 Melrose Elementary – St. Petersburg, FL
3/13 Laurel Oak Elementary – Naples, FL
3/13 Naples Park Elementary – Naples, FL
3/13 Palmetto Elementary – Naples, FL
3/14 Tommie Barfield Elementary – Marco Island, FL
3/14 Gulf Coast Academy Charter South – Naples, FL
3/18 Hobe Sound Elementary (2 assemblies) – Hobe Sound, FL
3/18 Pine Crest – Boca Raton, FL
3/24 Wildwood Middle School – Wildwood, FL
3/24 Lake Panasoffkee Elementary – Lake Panasoffkee, FL
3/25 Webster Elementary School – Webster, FL
3/25 South Sumter Middle School – Webster, FL
3/26 Forest City Elementary School – Altamonte Springs, FL
3/27 Roundlake Elementary School – Mt. Dora, FL
3/27 Bushnell Elementary – Bushnell, FL
3/28 Pine Crest School – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

After a few days’ rest, Lizzie will head to Miami and Marlins Ballpark where, for the seventh consecutive year, she will sing the National Anthem for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, April 1 during their televised MLB game vs Colorado Rockies.

For complete Assembly Tour details, please visit www.LizzieSider.com.

Read the feedback of thousands of kids who’ve attended one of Lizzie’s assemblies on:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lizziesidermusic

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LizzieSider

See video on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/lizziesider.

To learn more about PACER, please visit http://www.pacer.org/bullying/.

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Lizzie Sider Performs at Avalon Elementary School (City News Group, Inc.)

Lizzie Sider Performs at Avalon Elementary School

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Country sensation Lizzie Sider, 15, gave an anti-bullying presentation during an assembly at Avalon Elementary School in the Valle Vista Unified School District.


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Last month, Lizzie Sider visited Moreno Valley where she conducted an anti-bullying assembly for the students at Avalon Elementary School. At 15 years old, Sider is an immediate country music sensation. She traveled through the state of California between Oct. 7 and Nov. 26, conducting assemblies to promote anti-bullying. In these weeks, Lizzie reached 89 schools via more than 70 assemblies. The interactive assemblies focus on the importance of individuals taking stances against bullying. Sider also shared her experiences of being teased and ridiculed while in elementary school and what she did to cope with it. Upon the conclusion of the assembly, Sider provided Avalon Elementary staff with discussion questions so staff could follow up with the students about bullying. The assembly at Avalon Elementary School was attended by approximately 380 students from the third, fourth and fifth grades. Sider performed for about 45 minutes and then spent time signing autographs and visiting some of the classrooms. During her performance, Lizzie invited some of the students to sing along with her. Ms. Tammy Roughton, principal of Avalon Elementary School, said, “This assembly really resonated with some of the students. I overheard students telling their parents about the assembly and how some famous people were bullied and overcame the issue and went on to great things.” The theme of the assembly was “Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day.”
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Lizzie Sider Nominated for Butterfly at the HMMAs (MAC Community News)

INDUSTRY NEWS Lizzie Sider Nominated for Butterfly at the HMMA’s 11/21/13 by admin • November 18, 2013 • Comments Off Las Vegas, Nevada – The Global Women’s Empowerment Network today is pleased to announce that Lizzie Sider, 15-year old emerging country artist, is nominated for a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for her accomplishments as a national spokesperson for […]

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Country Singer Brings Anti-Bullying Message to Hesperia School (Daily Press)

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Singer and YouTube sensation Lizzie Sider greets students at Topaz Preparatory School in Hesperia during her performance on Wednesday morning. Sider is touring schools across California to promote an anti-bullying campaign.
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HESPERIA • The mood was electric inside the cafeteria of Topaz Preparatory Academy as country singer Lizzie Sider brought her Bully Prevention Assembly Tour to the High Desert.

The 15-year-old Sider moved through a sea of more than 1,600 raised hands, giving high-fives along the way, never missing a note as she sang.

Sider’s Wednesday morning stop at the K-8 school in Hesperia was part of an 80-school, statewide tour, where the young Florida native shared her painful experience of how she was teased by her peers and overcame bullying.

“Raise your hands if you’ve ever been teased, or been called a name,” asked Sider, as the majority of children and adults lifted their hands. “My dad once told me that nobody has the right to ruin your day, and that’s what I want you to know.”

Sider, who’s been named by Country Music Association’s Close-Up Magazine as one of the new artists to watch in 2013, interacted with the crowd as she balanced each song with a heart-felt lesson.

The young artist was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for her work to fight bullying with the Global Women’s Empowerment Network.

Sider, who has opened shows for Jamie O’Neal, Aaron Tippin and Gloriana, said her song “Butterfly” talks about how she overcame bullying by her peers in elementary school.

During the assembly, a group of students and staff members played tambourines and maracas on stage as Sider led the entire room in a rousing rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Why You Gotta Be So Mean?”

Before the assembly closed, Sider sat in the front row with a wide smile as the school’s glee club performed the sign-language version of “Butterfly.”

“I think her anti-bully message goes over well with the kids because she is so young,” said Diana Racobs, the school secretary. “She is so mature and professional.”

Racobs said the entire assembly event, along with free photos and wrist bands, was paid for by Sider.

After the assembly, Sider said she started the tour because she’s always wanted to help and inspire people, and the opportunity to travel was made possible after she began homeschooling this year.

“Being a positive figure in the lives of others is important to me, and the message of bullying prevention is important,” Sider said. “The kids at Topaz have been amazing. The signs and posters they made for me are wonderful, and the glee club did a great job.”

As a long line of students snaked its way to Sider to take photos or ask for an autograph, school principal Karen Prestwood shared how Sider’s message fit perfectly with the school’s vision.

“She was so genuine and full of energy, and she really connected with the kids,” Prestwood said. “Her message also aligned perfectly with our motto of ‘today decides tomorrow,’ and our goal of teaching respect, leadership and service.”

Eighth-grader Ashlynn Crisp said she felt depressed when Sider shared her bullying experience but was inspired when she heard how the singer “overcame and became a bigger person than them.”

“I took away the courage and strength to be brave to other people so that I can stand for them,” said eighth-grader Moises Aldana. “Don’t let them shove you into a little space because no matter what, you will rise to a butterfly and will fly higher than anyone else.”

After getting an autographed photo, fourth-grader Samirah Obaudo said she will hang it on her fridge to remind her that nobody has the power to ruin her day.

“I don’t know where I’ll be in 10 years,” said Slider after her performance. “I’ll keep spreading the message to never stop believing in yourself.”

Sider can be found online at www.youtube.com/lizziesider or www.facebook.com/lizziesidermusic.

Rene Ray De La Cruz may be reached at 760-951-6227 or at RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com.

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Teenage Country Musician Visits Schools with Bullying Prevention (TehachapiNews.com)

Tuesday, Nov 12 2013 06:00 AM

Teenage Country Musician Visits Schools with Bullying Prevention Message

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Lizzie Sider, a 15-year-old anti-bullying advocate speaks to the students of Golden Hills Elementary School Wednesday, Oct. 30, during an assembly in the school’s cafeteria. Sider uses both songs and interactive activities to speak out against childhood bullying. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
Anti-bullying advocate Lizzie Sider performs with the help of some audience members Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Golden Hills Elementary School. the 15-year-old Florida native is touring schools throughout California to help spread her message that “No one has the power to ruin your day.” Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News

 

 

 

Lizzie Sider, 15-year-old country musician, paid a visit to Tompkins, Golden Hills, and Cummings Valley elementary schools to promote bullying prevention on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

As part of a two-month tour, Sider is traveling to 80 schools throughout California in a statewide effort to raise awareness about the effects of bullying, and is instructing students on how to intervene when their peers are being teased or ridiculed. Sider is teaming up with the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center to spread her message during what the organization deemed “National Bullying Prevention Month” in 2006.

Sider began performing country music professionally at the age of 13 and, after two years, her career continues to burgeon. She has already performed alongside music stars such as Aaron Tippin and was named an “Artist to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association. She is working on a full-length album, which she hopes will be released next year.

Standing in front of more than 200 fourth and fifth graders packed into the cafeteria of Golden Hills elementary, she relayed her own experiences of being bullied as a child, and explained how she found solace in music.

“I would be teased and excluded from games at recess, so I would walk around the playground and sing songs to myself,” she said.

Each student was given a wristband with the saying “Nobody Has The Power to Ruin Your Day” — the motto of her campaign — printed on them.

The musician concluded the interactive assembly with a Q & A session and a performance of her debut single “Butterfly,” which she co-wrote with singer Jamie O’Neal. The song tells the tale of how she learned to overcome being bullied.

Being a youngster herself, Sider explained how her “peer-to-peer” assemblies have made it easier to get her message across to those who are close in age.

“I have always wanted to inspire people,” she said. “It is a great feeling when a kid leaves a message on my website telling me how much I have changed his or her life.”

Sider began the tour at the beginning of the month and wrap up by Thanksgiving. She said she hopes to continue the campaign in her home state of Florida next year.

 

The link to this article in TehachapiNews.com: 

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/x196575781/Teenage-country-musician-visits-schools-with-bullying-prevention-message

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