It's been a long time coming, but I've finally made time to put together an anti-bullying tour for the local schools in the area.

It's called the "Humble & Kind" Tour and after much thought and preparation, I have finally narrowed down a list of schools I'll be paying a friendly visit to around the SouthCoast. Today was day one, school one, and it all went down at Chase Street Elementary in Somerset.

Over the years I’ve spoken publicly to crowds that range from 20 to 10,000 people and never once got nervous. Today, as I told my story of when I was bullied as a kid to the 4th and 5th grade class of Chase Street, my heart was in my throat.

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I looked out and saw kids whose age I once was and it was tough to think that among the crowd, there were a few who are currently going through that same struggle I endured years ago.

It brought me joy to see every one of them listening closely and asking all the right questions. Promising to stand up for what’s right is all I could ask for and these kids did just that.

I not only reunited with an old friend (my old basketball Coach, Coach Tim Plante), but I also made many new friends for life. So, thank you, Chase Street, for having me kick off my SouthCoast School Tour. It meant more to me than you’ll ever know.

Now, there was a lot of interest, and unfortunately, I can only attend so many with a busy schedule. Below are the schools I'll be reaching out to for confirmation:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Alma Del Mar
  • Atlantis Charter
  • Brown School
  • Carlos Pacheco Elementary
  • Chase Elementary
  • Congdon Elementary
  • Demello School
  • East Fairhaven Elementary
  • Ford Middle
  • Freetown Elementary
  • Hastings Middle
  • Jireh Swift Elementary
  • Keith Middle
  • Kuss Middle
  • LeRoy L Wood Elementary
  • Normandin Middle
  • Roosevelt Middle
  • Sea Kids
  • St Theresa Middle
  • Westport Middle-High
  • Swansea
  • Swift Elementary
I will begin making my rounds within the next couple of months in hopes to help those who are not only victims but walking down the wrong path. Stay tuned for more updates to come.

Start small and grow tall, and most importantly- stay humble and kind, always.

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