May 19th, 2012
Junior high and high school students from the Public School System learned about bullying and other school issues in presentations conducted by Teen Truth Live speakers.
According to its website, Teen Truth Live is North America's premier student assembly experience aimed at discussing bullying and school violence, drugs and alcohol, and body image and self-esteem issues in schools.
Based in San Diego, Calif., Teen Truth Live has “the most unique issue-focused” assembly programs available through their award-winning, student-shot films that uncover “the real truth on the issues that students face but don't talk about” and has motivational speakers across the nation.
Michael Sarich, ...
January 13th, 2012
Middletown, Del. — Monday was the first time that sophomore Tabby Callahan ever saw footage from the Columbine High School shooting that left 15 people dead in 1999.
More than 700 freshmen and sophomores at Middletown High School filled the auditorium Monday to learn the affects bullying could have through the nationally piloted TEEN TRUTH program that debuted in Delaware this week.
“It was very upsetting,” Callahan said after seeing a list of school shootings over the past 15 years listed on the screen. “There were so many.”
The film’s director, Erahm Christopher, used ...
December 21st, 2011
Here's the latest from the TEEN TRUTH newsroom:
Our new speaker Giselle Rodriguez received great press when she presented our BULLY & SCHOOL VIOLENCE program to middle and high school students in Pacific Grove, CA! READ IT
December 5th, 2011
Seniors anxiously assembled into the theatre on Monday, November 14th during first period to hear Teen Truth Live speaker Michael Sarich warn them of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. He talked to seniors, juniors, and freshmen, each at a separate assembly. Students receive anti-drug and alcohol talks every year, but this one had a different spin on the subject.
As Sarich aimed to quiet the last few whispers that remained in the theatre at 8:30 AM, his loud voice immediately silenced the senior class. No one was quite sure what to ...
November 21st, 2011
Temescal Canyon High School students learned a lesson Thursday morning they’ll never forget—to be the difference when it comes to bullying.
They sat attentively through an hour-long assembly presented by Teen Truth Live, an organization that raises awareness of bullying and other social issues in schools. Included was a screening of Teen Truth’s powerful film, ‘Bullying and Violence,’ directed by Erahm Christopher, Teen Truth’s co-founder.
The documentary was emotional. It was raw and it was real. Students and teachers alike wiped tears from their eyes.
For some students, the presentation was overwhelming, for others ...
November 8th, 2011
In his ongoing effort to curb violence at South Philadelphia High School, Principal Otis Hackney brought in a little star power Tuesday.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Ronnie Brown, in conjunction with Eagles Youth Partnership and Power 99 FM, stopped by South Philly High to share his “23 Ways to Stop Youth Violence” program with the full student body.
In an understated yet heartfelt 10-minute speech, Brown spoke about his personal struggles—including a stint where both of his parents went to prison—and encouraged students to persevere through the many pressures of adolescence.
“I always tried ...
October 12th, 2011
LODI, CA - Have you ever had a rumor spread about you? Have you ever been punched, slapped or kicked? Have you ever been excluded from something you wanted to join?
You have been bullied.
Have you ever done any of these things to another person?
You are a bully.
That was the message Friday at Tokay High School, where filmmaker Erahm Christopher spoke after freshman and sophomore students viewed his movie on bullying and school violence.
Principal Erik Sandstrom said the Teen Truth Live experience is part of the school's anti-bullying efforts. Students said the ...
September 14th, 2011
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Hundreds of Ocean Springs High students found out Thursday that they are not alone when it comes to being a victim of bullying. And they learned how teasing and gossip can stir up hate and escalate into violence.
They watched a powerful film about bullying and school violence. The story was shot and told by teenagers from five schools. The director also talked about being bullied and what causes teens to hurt others or even kill.
The film opened with a warning. It was no ...
June 22nd, 2011
Here's the latest from the TEEN TRUTH newsroom:
OUR NEXT STOP ON THE SCHOOL SAFETY ROADSHOW TOUR!
We're excited to announce that we'll be taking our two-hour interactive School Safety Roadshow Tour to Chino, California in October! We're looking forward to MAKING A DIFFERENCE with our CADA partners!
May 19th, 2011
Back when he was a 14-year-old high school student, documentary filmmaker Erahm Christopher nearly made a tragic mistake: Bringing a gun to school to protect himself from bullies.
Students at Taunton High School listened attentively to Christopher’s every word during the Thursday morning assembly at the school. There were many serious faces in the crowd when he delivered his message and showed a documentary he filmed about school shootings and bullying.
Christopher, the founder of Teen Truth Live, travels the United States and Canada to spread a message of tolerance and anti-bullying. He ...