YOU MUST watch this. It's from the Attorneys General Office and is available now for schools. If you are NOT moved by these beautiful children who are gone, your soul needs an upgrade. Peace and RIP, Alex
Tom Harrison describes his son Alex as a strong, quiet person. But last February his strength was not enough to withstand the persistent cruelty of his peers at Cadillac High School. Alex Harrison took his own life at the age of 16. His father is now on a mission to convince teenagers that they are the ones who can prevent these tragedies. At the same time there's more pressure on lawmakers and school officials to stop bullying. But how? Is cruelty built into the social nature of children? That's our conversation, on Points North live at 9 a.m. on Friday.
What is ACT Now and what does See It. Hear It. STOP It. mean?
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On February 7, 2009, a 16 year old high school student in Cadillac, MI took his own life after he could no longer endure the mean behavior of other students. His name was Alex Claypool Thomas Harrison.
The first letters of his name spell out ACT and that became the name of our group, ACT Now. Our number one goal is to STOP teenage suicide. We do this by raising funds for school and community projects, raising awareness by putting on events and passing out information and providing the students and other community members with a resource in their time of need.
Our community came together after this horrible tragedy in an incredible way, but we want to continue the positive results and carry it to different parts of our region, in Michigan and possibly nationwide.
See It. Hear It. Stop it. These words are not only a slogan for the ACT Now team, but a way of life. It represents everyone working together to stop mean behavior. You too can be a part of our efforts by joining our group, volunteering your time, donating to your school and simply respecting others for who they are.