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Featured Young Leader: Lizzie Sider (World Trust Foundation)

World Trust Foundation Featured Young LeaderEvery month we feature a Young Leader who has taken the steps to make their footprint in the arena of empowerment and change, and who are proving to make a difference in the world.

October Young Leader Spotlight goes to:  Lizzie Sider

IMG_9014-Version-2-1024x1024This past school year, Lizzie Sider, an up and coming 16 year old country pop artist and a role model for kids, who was bullied in early elementary school. has been on a 250 school, one person show, anti bully tour and visited with over 100,000 elementary and middle school students throughout every corner of California, Texas and Florida. Lizzie continues her tour this year with her first stop in NYC in October for National Bully Prevention Month. Lizzie also has created an NPO “Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day”. After NYC, Lizzie moves on the Washington, DC. Holiday break and then back on the road in February.

Lizzie has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 25 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly,” and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying and GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network). Lizzie won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly,” which she performed live, at the HMMA awards dinner in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie recently received the Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Hero Award, for her leadership role in bully prevention. Lizzie has appeared and performed on the Queen Latifah and Home & Family TV shows. She was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and for the second straight year, has been awarded her own booth at the annual CMA Fest in Nashville for June 2014, where she also performed live on the Chevy Roadhouse CMA stage, and at the famed, Bluebird Café.

Lizzie Sider – Butterfly (Official In-Studio Music Video)http://youtu.be/KJuu1hKo-u8

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Lizzie Sider’s Impassioned Bully Prevention Campaign Is Connecting With Kids, Tweens and Teens Across Florida (So Much Moore Media)

LIZZIE SIDER’s Impassioned Bully Prevention Campaign Is
Connecting With Kids, Tweens and Teens Across Florida

NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY” Champion Wraps Sunshine
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Lizzie Sider at Crystal Lake Elementary School

Nashville, TN (March 10, 2014) – LIZZIE SIDER‘s impassioned bully prevention campaign, NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY, continues to connect with kids, tweens and teens across Florida this month.  During January and February, she visited 65 schools, carrying her message to more than 30,000 students.  As a spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Lizzie is uniquely qualified for her mission: she was teased and ridiculed during her elementary school years.  During these presentations the 15-year-old singer/songwriter tells her story, counsels that “nobody has the power to ruin your day,” and asks kids to work together to prevent the tragedy that is bullying.  The rising star ends each 30 to 40-minute appearance with a performance of her Top 40 Country hit song/video “Butterfly” (a song about Lizzie’s experiences she wrote with Jamie O’Neal), the distribution of awareness bracelets, and a long autograph session.  Including last fall’s 100-school California assembly tour, Lizzie has reached a total of 70,000-plus students with her powerful message.

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Lizzie Sider at Waterstone Charter School in Homestead 

The universal appeal of Sider’s music and the impact of her message have brought the media spotlight to bear on this engaging entertainer.  Lizzie’s popularity has resulted in recent appearances on the  Queen Latifah show,The Daily Buzz Emotional MOJO segment, Fox 35 Orlando and a feature in last week’s issue of Country Weekly magazine, further expanding her reach.

Remaining March Assembly dates include:
3/11 Wesley Chapel Elementary School – Wesley Chapel, FL
3/11 Cypress Elementary – New Port Richey, FL
3/11 Woodland Elementary – Zephyrillis, FL
3/12 Fuguitt Elementary – Largo, FL
3/12 Eisenhower Elementary – Clearwater, FL
3/12 Melrose Elementary – St. Petersburg, FL
3/13 Laurel Oak Elementary – Naples, FL
3/13 Naples Park Elementary – Naples, FL
3/13 Palmetto Elementary – Naples, FL
3/14 Tommie Barfield Elementary – Marco Island, FL
3/14 Gulf Coast Academy Charter South – Naples, FL
3/18 Hobe Sound Elementary (2 assemblies) – Hobe Sound, FL
3/18 Pine Crest – Boca Raton, FL
3/24 Wildwood Middle School – Wildwood, FL
3/24 Lake Panasoffkee Elementary – Lake Panasoffkee, FL
3/25 Webster Elementary School – Webster, FL
3/25 South Sumter Middle School – Webster, FL
3/26 Forest City Elementary School – Altamonte Springs, FL
3/27 Roundlake Elementary School – Mt. Dora, FL
3/27 Bushnell Elementary – Bushnell, FL
3/28 Pine Crest School – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

After a few days’ rest, Lizzie will head to Miami and Marlins Ballpark where, for the seventh consecutive year, she will sing the National Anthem for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, April 1 during their televised MLB game vs Colorado Rockies.

For complete Assembly Tour details, please visit www.LizzieSider.com.

Read the feedback of thousands of kids who’ve attended one of Lizzie’s assemblies on:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lizziesidermusic

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LizzieSider

See video on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/lizziesider.

To learn more about PACER, please visit http://www.pacer.org/bullying/.

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Kirt Webster / Webster & Associates PR
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Sandy Friedman / Rogers & Cowan
310-854-8109 / sfriedman@rogersandcowan.com

Erin Jacobs / Rogers & Cowan
561-391-5930 / ejacobs@rogersandcowan.com

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Lizzie Sider Continues Anti-Bullying Message With “No One Has The Power to Ruin Your Day” Florida School Tour (Music Charts Magazine)

Music Charts Magazine® proudly presents an audio interview with “Lizzie Sider”. LIZZIE SIDER CONTINUES ANTI-BULLYING MESSAGE WITH “NO ONE HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY” FLORIDA SCHOOL TOUR

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Florida native lends her voice and message to students across state during school assemblies.
Boca Raton, FL (January 27, 2014) — LIZZIE SIDER, 15-year old emerging Country artist, is continuing her tour of elementary and middle schools, by conducting her Bully Prevention Assembly at over 100 schools during January, February and March of 2014, throughout the entire State of Florida. The tour continues after a successful weekend in Nashville, where Sider performed the national anthem at the Nashville Predators game before taking the stage at the historic Bluebird Café. “Bullying doesn’t just happen in October during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, it happens all year,” says Lizzie Sider. “As someone who understands what it is like to be bullied, I am on a mission to…
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Lizzie Sider Promotes Anti-Bullying Message Via Florida School Tour   Print This Post Jessica Nicholson • January 30, 2014 • Lizzie Sider is continuing her tour of elementary and middle schools in Florida where she is conducting her Bully Prevention Assembly at over 100 schools during January, February and March. The tour continues after a successful weekend in Nashville, […]

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Lizzie Sider Continues Anti-Bullying Message With “No One Has The Power to Ruin Your Day” Florida School Tour (Webster & Associates)

Lizzie Sider media contact: Kirt Webster / Webster & Associates PR 615-777-6995 x232 / kirt@webtsterpr.com Martha Moore / so much MOORE media 615-746-3994 / martha@somuchmoore.com Sandy Friedman / Rogers & Cowan 310-854-8109 / sfriedman@rogersandcowan.com LIZZIE SIDER CONTINUES ANTI-BULLYING MESSAGE WITH “NO ONE HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY” FLORIDA SCHOOL TOUR Florida native lends her voice and message to students across […]

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Lizzie Sider Announces “No One Has The Power To Ruin Your Day” Tour (@LizzieSider) (CelebSecrets4U.com)

Home » Lizzie Sider » Lizzie Sider Announces “No One Has The Power To Ruin Your Day” Tour (@LizzieSider) Lizzie Sider Announces “No One Has The Power To Ruin Your Day” Tour (@LizzieSider) Posted By CelebSecrets4U on Jan 24, 2014 in Lizzie Sider Juliet Schroder for CelebSecrets4U LIZZIE SIDER, 15-year old emerging country artist, is continuing her tour of elementary and middle schools, […]

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Country Singer Lizzie Sider Croons an Anti-Bullying Message to Whittier Students (Whittier Daily News)

Country singer Lizzie Sider croons an anti-bullying message to Whittier Students (Whittier Daily News)

Country Western singer Lizzie Sider, 15, sings her song “Butterfly” for students at Ocean View Elementary School in Whittier on Monday as part of her 80-school California Bully Prevention Tour. (Keith Durflinger / Staff Photographer) 
By Sandra Molina, Whittier Daily News

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WHITTIER >> Country singer Lizzie Sider brought her anti-bullying campaign, “No One Has The Power To Ruin Your Day,” to Ocean View Elementary School Monday.

She not only sang songs — a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Mean” and her own “Butterfly — but talked to fourth- and fifth-graders about bullying.

“I was called names, and laughed at,” she told the students, who are not much older than herself at 15 years of age.

“I used to sing quietly to myself on the playground,” Sider said, “when I was your age, as a way to cope.”

She called it a very hurtful time.

Eventually, Snider, who was named this year by the Country Music Association as one of the new artists to watch, overcame the bullying.

“One day, I thought, ‘No one has the power to ruin my day,’” she said.

At one point during the assembly, Sider directed the students to close their eyes and asked them to raise their hands if they were ever bullied.

With nearly every hand raised, including teacher’s, she asked everyone to open their eyes and look around to see who had been bullied.

A low-volume, “Whoa,” was the verbal response from the students as they surveyed the room.

After listing NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, mega singing star Taylor Swift, and the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, as those who once endured bullying, Sider asked the students, “Why do people bully?”

They answered that bullies may have been bullied themselves, or they thought it was fun to bully.

Sider encouraged them to look out for one another as they would do in the case of a younger sibling.

She closed out the program singing Swift’s “Mean,” accompanied by teachers and students on tambourines, maracas and other instruments, as well as a solo turn on her own “Butterfly” as the audience sang along.

The Ocean View stop was one of 80 campus visits statewide.

Sandra Molina

 

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15-Year Old Local Country Artist Gets Big Nod From Nashville (Observer Newspaper Online)

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15-year-old local Country artist gets big nod from Nashville

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By Joe Malmuth, Photo by D. Sider

Recently named one of the Country Music Association (CMA’s) 2013 New Artists to Watch, 15-year-old Lizzie Sider has accomplished a lot, including: garnering the attention of some big names in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles.

Lizzie, a Florida native who lives in Boca Raton, recently performed her song “Butterfly,” on the nationally-syndicated Queen Latifah Show.

Lizzie will perform at 80 schools throughout California during her campaign to bring awareness to the anti-bullying movement.

Lizzie’s song “Butterfly,” was written about her own experiences being bullied and how she overcame the teasing and learned a life lesson within the words of her father.

“My goal is to spread a good message and hopefully inspire these kids. I always wanted to inspire and help people. It’s something I have always been passionate about,” she said.

A victim of bullying at a young age, Lizzie shared the idea of hitting the road to promote an anti-bullying agenda with her parents, and after reaching out to California schools, the 80-stop tour was born.

“Every time after these assemblies, the kids come up to me afterwards and I get to talk to them and really make friends. I can’t describe the feeling I get when these kids tell me that I have inspired them. It really makes my heart smile.”

Lizzie performs to an average crowd of about 500 children — ranging in age from kindergarten through 8th grade.

Butterfly,” which she co-wrote with Jamie O’Neal about her experiences being bullied in school, recently ranked in the Top 40 in the Music Row Charts in Nashville.

“My dad told me, ‘Nobody has the power to ruin your day,’” which is the theme of the tour.

“Butterfly has become my anthem and I want it to inspire others and for it to give them courage to spread the message that nobody has the power to ruin your day.”

The 80 School Bully Prevention Assembly Tour in California is Lizzie’s idea and is endorsed by Pacer.org, the United States National Bully Prevention Organization.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Lizzie is working on a new album for release sometime in 2014 and recently participated in her first CMA Fest with her own booth and a LIVE performance at the famed country music venue, The Wildhorse.

She will be touring Florida schools in January and February 2014.


**For more information, go to:

www.lizziesider.com**

@lizziesider

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