With one of the most impacting and creative assemblies ever to hit the school scene, DeBully, consisting of all teens, is taking schools by storm with their new modern style of dealing with everyday bullying. With a full mix of music, video and just the right amount of speaking these teens are talking directly to their peers and dealing with one of the most devastating epidemics of their day.... BULLYING.
The Teen Guidance Foundation has come up with an approach that is unheard of and is sure to change the culture of our schools. After all, if the culture of the school is not changed the nature of bullying will never be addressed. Bullying has been an issue for decades and if not addressed in a new way, will only continue to get worse. As Albert Einstein once said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Let's break this cycle of insanity and do something about bullying TODAY.
How? Our highly qualified team of teens will stand in front of your school and present a solution in a way that has never been seen before. Kids need to understand that they are not being bullied because there is something wrong with them, but because bullies are insecure about themselves; and the only outlet they know is to take it out on other people. If we are successful, we will be able to show in a compassionate way that the bully is actually the one who is weak and hurting. Then it becomes not "cool" to be a bully. We have to change the mindset if we are going to change the culture. We also will give the teens tools that will help them to build their self-confidence; after all, the ones who tend to get bullied are the ones who are quiet & don't stand up for themselves. With this mix of dealing with the bully and the bullied, the culture of the schools will begin to change because the teens will be changed.
Brianna Fletcher was welcomed into the world on the 4th of September, 1994, in Fort Worth, TX by her parents, Bill and Rachelle Fletcher. Born into music and public speaking, she grew up seeing lives changed through her father, a pastor, and her mother, a worship pastor. As an infant, her little feet would kick and a smile would sweep across her face whenever a melody was in the air. It was in those early moments that her mother, Rachelle, became vividly aware that music would be the focal point of Brianna's life.
At the age of three, Brianna began singing in church musicals and worship services and from there she took every opportunity to showcase her talents. At ten, she developed a knack for song writing, blending melodies and harmonies with relatable lyrics. Two years later, with her first guitar in hand, she put instrument and vocal skills together. After just one lesson her singer-songwriter destiny was sparked.
During her middle school years, with more than two-hundred songs penned, Brianna recorded her first four song demo, "No One". Several years later she would perform that single to a crowd of over ten thousand at the Gaylord Convention Center.
Realizing the work ethic and effort that the music industry required, Brianna put her drive and desire to the test. She labored tirelessly on her schooling to graduate a year early, all while continuing with her music career. It was during this time that the Teen Guidance Foundation concept became part of her dream.
With a fresh and modern approach to our nation's bullying epidemic, Teen Guidance Foundation would spur the formation of www.debully.org. Brianna, along with a group of her peers would bring their message to schools through their music and relevant conversation. The Debully group, through candid talks and inspirational songs, would teach kids how to "debully" their schools and become synonymous with the slogan, Teens Empowering Teens.
Most recently on Valentine's Day of 2014, Brianna released her newest EP, "Waste Time". With over 40,000 followers on Twitter, and a continuos growth in fan base, this song has already become a huge hit. Immediately after finishing this project Brianna became one of eleven finalists on Extra TV's, "The Voice Bootcamp" where she also sang with celebrity figures, Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos.
Brianna is grateful for the opportunity she has been given to make a positive impact on the music industry and thousands of kids during the April Debully Tour. She looks forward to an even greater impact when the tour picks back up in the fall of 2014.