On Friday, September 26th, 2014, the Teen Nation Tour made a stop at Madison Middle School in Madison County NC. This tour, featuring music artists such as Celeste Kellogg from Disney Radio, JRyan (of XFactor), the band REBELMANN, Collin Kozola & Simply Rayne, tours a variety of middle and high schools nationwide to talk to teens about bullying. Each of the performing artists were victims of bullying, so they know what they are talking about and how it feels.
Since teens listen to other teens more so than they listen to what adults have to say, this tour packs a powerful punch in getting the anti bullying message across. Not only do these talented teens get the message across with their music, they also share their own stories of being bullied, with the students at each school. It’s a fact, teens relate to other teens, so the best way to get a message across, is from the peer-to-peer interaction.
The artists performing on this tour are volunteers, they are not paid for these performances, it is something they believe in and support, and they are doing what they can to help get the message across. You can donate and help support this tour here. Your donation will help this tour go to more schools and get the message out to more teens!
The Teen Nation Tour was founded 3 years ago by Lee Wilson, whose son was badly beaten due to bullying. He recognized the importance of reaching youth through a peer -to- peer program for schools. With this idea in mind, Wilson created the concept for The Teen Nation Tour assembly. The assembly combines well know teen musicians that share their personal bullying stories and share their love of music on a peer- to – peer level that is having a major effect of the Bullying problem. Some teachers are calling it the “Anti-bullying program that finally works.”
Here is the upcoming tour schedule for the Teen Nation Tour:
TNT’s Upcoming cities: (not including all surrounding cities and towns)
9/8/14- 9/13/14 – Raleigh, NC
9/15/14 – 9/20/14 – Durham, NC
9/22/14 – 9/27/14 – Asheville, NC
9/2/149- 10/1/14 – Charlotte, NC
10/2/14 – 10/4/14 – Hickory, NC
10/6/14 – 10/11/14 – Charlotte/Concord,NC.
10/9/14 – 10/10/14 – Nascar Sprint Cup series at The Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/13/14 – 10/18/14 – Knoxville, TN
10/19/14 – 10/25/14 – Nashville, TN
10/26/14 – 11/8/14 – Atlanta, GA
11/10/14 – 12/31/14 – San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Braunfels, San Marcos and more….