Upstander Central

Welcome to Upstander Central! As a member of the Upstander Alliance, you will be receiving tips and encouragement from our BullyBust ambassadors throughout the year. Our first experts are our awesome Youth Leaders—Clem, Jenny and Evan are here to help you in creating your Upstander Alliance and begin your project. Good Luck!


Download the Youth Leaders Upstander Action Sheet. Here you will find ways to engage your team throughout the year!

Ask the Experts!

Connect with the Youth Leaders directly and ask them your questions by December 9th. The top questions and answers will be posted on December 16th!

Share Your Voice 8 Comments

Jon- 8th Grade November 28, 2011 at 5:17pm

Hey Clem, Even and Jenny! Upstander Alliance is so cool! Do you like being a youth leader?

Kevin November 28, 2011 at 5:18pm

Hey Guys- how will we be able to connect with other teams around the country?

Sarah C. November 28, 2011 at 5:22pm

What cool celebrities are coming soon? This is SO cool!:)

Amy November 30, 2011 at 1:04pm

Do we need to be apart of an organization to have an alliance team?

Tasha B. November 30, 2011 at 4:33pm

Our middle school just started an Upstander Alliance, and a bunch of students (including meee) are leading it with our math teacher! We watched this video at our first meeting. When’s the next video?

Ali November 30, 2011 at 5:58pm

I can’t wait to form an Upstander Alliance in my school!

Amrit December 1, 2011 at 12:15pm

This is great. Good luck Clem, Jenny & Even.

Selma June 26, 2012 at 3:34am

Hi, I teach Current Issues in Hope, North Dakota.  I just found your website today.  In my class we takcle a lot of tough issues that face our students.  I like what I have seen with cyberbullying and teen drinking and plan on using the material in my class.  Both of these issues are covered in my class.Thanks and keep up the good work.


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Clement Coulston is a student at the University of Delaware.  Inclusive youth leadership, authentic student engagement, and advocacy are passionate topics for him. It has been his experience that youth can be educated, empowered and lead to make the positive change in the world. Through his involvement on the Special Olympics Project UNIFY® National Youth Activation Committee, Coulston continues to spread the message that we need to look to our youth as agents of change! One of his favorite quotes is:
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” by John Quincy Adams

Jenny Zhong is currently a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She is a member of the National School Climate Council and was engaged as a student leader in the NSCC Summer Institute this past summer in July. She is an advocate for social justice, youth empowerment, and positive school climate. Aside from NSCC, she is also involved with Special Olympics Project UNIFY--an education initiative promoting inclusion and acceptance of students with disabilities in schools and communities. She believes one should “dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”—Goethe

Hey Everyone! My name is Evan Heller and I am a freshman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I am planning to major in Social Thought and Political Economy doubled with Anthropology. I am a youth leader—a role I have acquired and trained for through my work with Special Olympics, my position on the national Youth Activation Committee and Massachusetts Youth Activation Council, as well as several positions in high school and college. I have attended many conferences in regards to education, equity, and leadership, and from this have gained many insights that I hope to be able to share with any who are interested!

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