I strongly believe our schools should be a safe haven for children – a place free from violence and fear where students enjoy learning and develop social skills.

I joined Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation in launching their anti-bullying campaign.

With the initial investment of $1 million dollars, the campaign will reach over 300 middle schools this year. Brooks Gibbs, a nationally-known youth crisis counselor, is working with Office Depot Foundation and singing group, One Direction, to launch the nationwide campaign “Be the Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!”

I look forward to working with Brooks Gibbs and the Office Depot Foundation to put a stop to bullying in our schools!

Senator Sachs at the Office Depot Foundation event with Rebecca Zerbo, a local middle school student who created her own anti-bullying campaign and website

Senator Sachs at the Office Depot Foundation event with Rebecca Zerbo, a local middle school student who created her own anti-bullying campaign and website