4 years ago today, Gov Beshear invited Morgan to join him at a press conference announcing the Kentucky Bully Prevention Task Force. We both joined 24 other committed Kentuckians for a year of learning and a law defining bullying that protects 640,000 Kentucky students. ... See MoreSee Less
5 years ago, The Bully Project named Morgan their Upstander of the Week. They have walked with us all these years and we will always be grateful.At 8 years old Morgan Guess was struggling with depression and stomach pains from anxiety induced from the bullying she was experiencing at school. It got so bad that her doctor even advised she take a break from school.
However, 2 years later, after receiving strong support from her parents, Morgan is using her story to make a positive change in her home state of Kentucky! She's helped her mother raise over $20,000 for their anti-bullying foundation that helps victims find the support networks they need and has been working with the Governor's office to organize a state-wide bullying prevention task force. As a result of her work, she was awarded the Kentucky Governor's Youth Volunteer Service Award this past June.
We're proud of Morgan for turning her experiences with bullying into a force for positive change and we're happy to have her as this weeks Upstander of the Week!!
If you know someone you'd like to nominate for our Upstander of the Week award, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "upstander". Please include a photo of your nominee! ... See MoreSee Less