"BAILEY"

10-year-old Washington DC artist

"just wanted the bullies to stop"

Bailey's dad says his daughter is "real quiet" and a "fun loving girl surrounded by friends"... but not even one of those friends stood up for her through an entire school year of physical and verbal bullying by some boys in her fourth grade class. Bailey reached out to tell her teachers several times over the year, but nothing changed and the bullying continued. "There's no one to support me in standing up to the bullies," Bailey felt.

 

WELL, AMBASSADORS, NOW THERE IS... YOU!

 

Beautiful Bailey is petite, just like her mom, and most of the verbal bullying is related to being small as compared to her classmates. The boys called her "SHORTY" and other names. They PUSHED HER AROUND, STOLE and PURPOSELY BROKE HER MOST BELOVED THINGS. They stole her jacket and threw it in the hallway. They took and BROKE HER ART SUPPLIES.

 

BAILEY'S PASSION IS ART!! She also loves roller skating, crafts, building with LEGOs (she gets a new set every year) and is "all about bright colors."  She hopes to be a professional  artist (and a vet) when she grows up! SHE DRAWS A LOT and her pictures are everywhere in their home.

 

So in April, when the BULLIES TOOK HER FAVORITE DRAWING

PENCIL and purposely snapped it, and there was no one to help her, Bailey snapped, too. She just couldn't take it anymore. She went to the Girl's Room and struggled with hopeless thoughts of

what she might do to make the bullies finally stop

and leave her alone.

 

Because being bullied made Bailey feel too sad

and like giving up, Bailey's parents took her out

of that school and, after trying homeschooling, they enrolled her in a new school that she will start this week. "She's scared," says her dad, coming in so late in the year and being the new kid without her friends or knowing anyone at all.

 

WE HOPE TO SHOW BAILEY THAT SHE HAS FRIENDS READY TO STAND UP FOR HER! It is going to take a lot of kindness and support to overcome a year of cruelty!

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DUE DATE FOR BAILEY'S LETTERS IS JUNE 8th!

WE KNOW SOME SCHOOLS LET OUT FOR SUMMER BREAK IN MAY! THAT'S OKAY!

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 Co-President Jennifer Cell: 845-742-7112

 jennifer@seethewish.com