Stand Up 2013


Who Should Attend:

High school and middle school students. Recommended for grades seven and up.




December 3, 2013

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM



DCU Center

50 Foster Street

Worcester, MA 01608







Past Events



Over 5,000 students from

over 165 schools attended Stand Up 2012 at the

Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.



Over 4,000 students from

over 150 schools attended

Stand Up 2011 at Matthews

Arena on Northeastern University's campus.





Thank you to our sponsors and coalition members!





Tim Murray

President & CEO

Worcester Chamber of Commerce




Tim Sullivan

Vice President

MA Teachers Association





Space is Limited.


If you are interested in attending STAND UP 2013 at the DCU Center in Worcester reserve your spot today!


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If you would like more information about Stand Up to Bullying or would like to get involved, please email Kari Johnston



STAND UP 2013 is happening on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the DCU Center Arena. Tickets have been mailed to all schools that have signed up to participate. If you have not received your tickets, please contact Kari Johnston at


Directions and parking information will be sent by email to all schools. If you have not received your directions and parking information, please contact Kari.


This year, we are asking all participating schools to select three students to represent their school in the ACTION CAUCUS. The ACTION CAUCUS will be conducted in a separate room adjacent to the arena and will take place concurrent to the event’s town meeting discussion. This session will be facilitated by local educators and staff from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC).


At the ACTION CAUCUS, your three students will be asked to present your school’s anti-bullying activity plan and ideas and will receive feedback and ideas from student representatives from a paired school. Then, it’s their turn to listen and offer suggestions to their partnered school representatives. At the end of the Caucus, your students will fill out an ACTION CAUCUS BLUE CARD outlining your planned anti-bullying activities. To sign up for the ACTION CAUCUS, please click here.


Action Caucus Teacher Preparation Guide:  A guide for the Action Caucus has been prepared by Chelsea High School educator Kristen Almquist. This guide will help you prepare your students for this year’s action caucus. To download the Preparation Guide, please click here.


If you have any questions about what you can bring to the event or about the concession stands that will be open, please click here to download the Frequently Asked Questions and Concession Information.





On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 thousands of middle and high school students and teachers from across New England will come together at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts  for a one-day program to take a stand against all forms of bullying. During the day, students discussed the issue in a town meeting and then caucused to exchange ideas and  develop an action plan with a partner school for implementation. This rally was a call to action for students to take a stand against bullying!


Please mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2013.


Admission is FREE. Space is limited. Early registration is now open.


To view some of the  highlights from STAND UP 2012, please click here.




2013 Confirmed Speakers Included:



Lizzie Velasquez

Inspirational story turned motivational

speaker and author

Watch an interview with Lizzie here






Shane Koyczan

Award winning Canadian poet, author

and performer






We are proud to be supported by: OneWorld Boston