The B.R.A.V.E Foundation strives for a bully-free community. With our informative and interactive programs, we bring awareness to the bullying epidemic while sharing the importance of acceptance, diversity, and youth empowerment. B.R.A.V.E. works closely with the community, schools, teachers, and students to encourage the prevention of all forms of bullying as well as promoting respect for self, others, and the environment. B.R.A.V.E. wants everyone to feel safe, accepted, and have a sense of belonging and purpose. Through clean-ups, educational forums, and an all-inclusive policy, B.R.A.V.E. aims to make our community a better place.
For students K-5 “ Be B.R.A.V.E Students “
Mahealani Sims-Tulba and her dad Augie T conduct a 30-minute program with interaction with students through skits, games, question and answer and Mahea reading from her new book ”It’s ok to be different” Mahea will share her personal story about her experience with bullying. The program ends with Mahea and Augie passing hand-outs of information on free public resources, activity book and prizes from participating sponsors.
For middle school student 6-8 “ B.R.A.V.E Students SET GOALS “
During this 30-minute session, Augie will share humorous stories, through his own personal experience. Motivating students to set goals and to dream big. The program ends with students getting B.R.A.V.E bracelets and hand-outs of information on free public resources, activity book and prizes from participating sponsors.
For High School Students 9-12 “ B.R.A.V.E Students MAKE GOOD CHOICES”
During this 30-minute session, Augie shares about how making wrong choices can lead to drugs, suicide and teen pregnancy. Augie has a very compelling and motivating story about how hard work and lead to great things. The program ends with students getting B.R.A.V.E bracelets and hand-outs of information on free public resources, activity book and prizes from participating sponsors.
“I’m B.R.A.V.E. Hawaiʻi Island”
Underage Drinking and Illegal Substance Use Prevention Program
The “I’m B.R.A.V.E. Hawaiʻi Island” Underage Drinking and Illegal Substance Use Prevention Program will utilize the B.R.A.V.E. Hawaiʻi framework, customized for the needs of the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Liquor Control. The program will include school presentations on the prevention of underage drinking and illegal substance use.
Augie and a guest speaker will share personal motivational stories encouraging students not to drink. Presentations will conclude with students taking the B.R.A.V.E. pledge and getting a B.R.A.V.E. Hawaiʻi card. Students can use the card to get discounts at participating businesses committed to help prevent underage drinking.
The program, which will run through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, will also include a poster and video contest on the theme “I’m B.R.A.V.E. because I said NO to alcohol.” Participants can win cash prizes and their posters and videos will be used in social media campaigns to amplify the benefit of the program. The program will conclude at the end of the school year with a free concert to honor the students who took the B.R.A.V.E. Hawaiʻi pledge and promote the great things happening on Hawaiʻi Island to keep our community a safe place for our kids.
Schools participating “I’m B.R.A.V.E. Hawaiʻi Island” program:
Honokaʻa High & Intermediate School
Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary School
Waikoloa Middle School
Kohala Middle School
Hilo Intermediate School
Paʻauilo Elementary & Intermediate School