My name is Sheri Munsell I would say that I have always had this deep sense of injustice which caused me to constantly stick up for those that could not defend themselves. I know what it’s like to be bullied as most of the elementary and high school years were torture for me, being harassed every day.
I started this organization because I don’t want any young person to have to face what I went through. I created a successful anti bullying Halloween campaign encouraging friends and family to pass out anti bullying cards with Halloween treats. I have worked with countless organizations and held board seats on some of the top organizations in my state. I am also currently a fired manager with Break the Grey.
Helping others is my passion and I am excited to grow in this organization but also to help others grow.
My name is Kyle Tuinstra. I graduated in 2009 with an English and Communications degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and decided to put my skills to use in the non-profit sector. After participating in and volunteering with many non-profits in my youth, including time spent living in Mexico and working with NGOs and the struggles of indigenous communities in the state of Oaxaca, I became involved with starting an urban outreach missional church in downtown Grand Rapids and saw the many needs that people face day to day in my community. I now serve as Secretary and Vice President to End Bullying, Save Lives and help out with administration. It is my hope that we can come together as a community and learn about each other and our struggles in order to overcome the issue of bullying facing our youth and adults alike.
Hello, my name is Paris Lara. I am currently an 18 year old student at GRCC studying pre-med requisites and Executive Director of local environmental sustainability nonprofit. I have had 5 years experience in the non-profit sector working with large organizations such as Access of West Michigam, SECOM, and Alliance for Environmental Sustainability.
It has been my passion and joy to foster a collaborative and determinant spirit and reach out to businesses, community members, and other nonprofits in order to achieve one common goal: improve the human condition. This is the sole motivator that pushes me to continually innovate, connect with my community, and interact with the world around me.
My passion is to help youth navigate through the tough and exciting teenage years. So often, as adults we dismiss the emotions and fears of growing up as we have already experienced it. Times have drastically changed since then and new avenues for communication, added pressures, and constant engagement are playing a role in the way our youth are growing up. They need support from those of us who “get it”, those of us who want to initiate social change. I believe they are a capable and powerful generation and through teaching social and emotional skills, media literacy education, and by simply listening to our youth we can work together to develop engaging and thoughtful leaders of tomorrow.
I have my Master’s in Education and over 10 years of experience in the education and non-profit sector with a focus on improving social skills and emotional stability.