Protecting Our Most Vulnerable
Beau believed in our better angels. He always said adults have a moral and legal obligation to stand up and speak out for children who are being abused – they often cannot speak for themselves. He knew the first lines of defense for a child who is bullied are that child’s peers. He knew every child was capable of courage, but that courage without confidence does not inspire action. We will work in our communities to ensure adults who care about children know how to prevent child abuse. We will work in schools and community centers to teach children skills, and to give them tools and procedures that result in the confidence to report, and stop, bullying.