The Mission Statement:

The mission statement of Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, Inc. is to convey the sense of being valued for those who have felt marginalized as a result of violent or aggressive behavior. Our aim is to eradicate bullying in all forms and in all places, particularly schools, the workplace, and the Internet.

We want to reach those who tend to be targets of violence to engage them in training designed to build self-esteem, teach conflict resolution skills, connect them with resources, and to encourage participation in martial arts.

Our goal is to educate others about the pervasiveness of bullying and how it contributes to rates of depression, suicide, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, and hostility in the workplace.

We are passionate about teaching peace. We are advocates for justice. We trust in the decency and authenticity of the human spirit. We ask you to join us in our mission.

Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance extends extra special thanks to the following Sponsors and Supporters:

Delegate Sam Rasoul, Amanda Erin Wright, Carolyn Dice, Susan O’Della, Terri McKenzie, Vice-Chair Nathan Auldridge, Advisor Ty Howard

The Advancement Foundation Awards Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance Participant in The Gauntlet Program (2018)

The Gauntlet is an entrepreneurial, business based competition program, which awards local businesses who attend a 10-week program and graduate from it. The Gauntlet competition program is part of The Advancement Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Vinton, Virginia, and has been held every year at The Vinton War Memorial since 2014.

Team Leader Application

Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance is currently taking applications for Team Leaders in the Roanoke Valley of Roanoke, Virginia (U. S. A.), to help with our National Bullying Prevention Month Conference in October 2018. If you are open to becoming a Team Leader, please read the details below and apply.

Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance Team Leaders from their respected communities work together as a whole to help establish and provide a safer place both online and offline anti-bullying communities, which include the Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance Community Center.

Events

This page is for the Roanoke Valley community events. If you have a Joint Venture Partnership or Sponsorship with Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance, and would like to sponsor and/or participate in them, you can. For more information, please contact Colleen Burns at colleenburns@yourlifemattersempowerment.org or Stephen Niamke at stephenniamke@gmail.com.

National Bullying Prevention Month Event 2018

WHEN: October 2018 (Specific Date still TBD)

WHERE: (TBD), Roanoke, VA  

Board of Directors and Executive Board Application

Your Life Matters Empowerment Alliance is currently taking applications for the following vacant positions:

  • Social Media Director
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer & Finance Director
  • Human Resources Director
  • Legal Team
  • Accountant
  • Local Advisor
  • Team Leader Director
  • Outreach Coordinator Director
  • Joint Venture Partnership Director
  • Grantwriter
  • Insurance & Property Management Team
  • Executive Director

The Facts on Bullying

In the United States of America:

28% of United States students in grades 6 -12 have experienced bullying. 20% of United States students in grades 9 – 12 have experienced bullying. Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying.

In general, the United States has an about average amount of bullying when compared to other countries according to a World Health Organization Survey. (http://Https://www.stopbullying.gov)

60.3 million U. S. workers are effected by workplace bullying. (http://Http://www.workplacebullying.org)

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