Banding Against Bullying in Schools, Communities and Workplaces
The Annual BAND Against Bullying Program was born in September 2012 through collaboration among M&T Bank, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - New York Branch, and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, including its Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention. Join us in the prevention of all types of bullying (physical, verbal, indirect, and cyber) to promote dignity for all.
A variety of schools participate by hosting auditions and/or competitions that incorporate the arts within their own school, related to the theme of Dignity. The acts are encouraged to combine multiple forms of art to create the most dynamic illustration of Dignity Awareness.
Each final act performs at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. It is an eventful evening, including valuable information on bullying awareness, exceptional talent and collaboration among students, and an opportunity to raise money for the prevention of bullying in schools. Proceeds benefit each participating school, and the continued development of the BAND Against Bullying Program.