Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP Club has developed an anti-bullying program for the month of November. The GEAR UP club will have a display at EWC and activities throughout the month. (PDF)
Quinton Aaron, the actor who portrayed Michael Oher in the movie “The Blind Side,” will speak about bullying on November 15th at 1 pm in the EWC auditorium in Torrington. This presentation is free and open to all students and the public.
EWC GEAR UP has a partnership with Educate, Communicate & Dedicate to end bullying (EDC Foundation) in Gering, NE.
The Quinton Aaron Foundation was started in 2012 by Quinton Aaron (the actor that played Big Mike in the movie “The Blind Side” )to fight the battle against bullying and childhood obesity. Bullying has become a world-wide epidemic. The effects are far reaching and long term. The mission of The Quinton Aaron Foundation is to provide hope, encouragement, confidence and resources to children on the brink of suicide or battling the damaging effect on self-esteem and confidence caused by the actions or words of others. Quinton has been traveling to schools all over the country sharing his personally motivating story about his own experiences.
Along with this presentation there will be a raffle to win a dinner with Quinton Aaron for you and five of your friends.
Raffle tickets will be available at these local businesses, and at the EWC GEAR UP office (307) 532-8269;
Wagons West Realty, 1933 Main Street, Torrington, WY, 307.532.3771; Goshen County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 2042 Main Street, Torrington, WY, 307.532.3879.
Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and all proceeds will go back to the Quinton Aaron Foundation, and will allow the Foundation to present this anti-bullying message throughout the country. Checks and Cash only please.
For more information about this presentation or the EWC GEAR UP program call the EWC GEAR UP office at 307.532.8269
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