Municipal Credit Union proudly joined STOMP Out Bullying for the kick-off of National Culture Week at the Manhattan Center on April 10, 2018. In an effort to promote and inspire conversations around improving school and peer culture among young people throughout the week, the kick-off event featured a Culture Week Panel discussion facilitated by celebrity influencers and hosted by actor and producer Nick Cannon.
National Culture Week, which runs April 9 - April 13, aims to promote and inspire conversations among youth about the need to change school culture from one of cruelty to one of kindness and inclusivity. This initiative additionally seeks to provide an opportunity for youth to share and learn from each other’s diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences.
“Empowering young people within our communities and neighborhoods is at the heart of our credit union values,” said MCU Vice Business Development and Member Relations Corey Fernandes, who attended the kick-off event. “We’re very proud to continue to support STOMP Out Bullying along with our partner the New York Jets as they work to create a safer and more inclusive environment for young people.”
Since 2017, MCU has worked with STOMP Out Bullying to promote a healthy and inclusive culture among young people. In addition to participating in National Culture Week, Municipal Credit Union joined the New York Jets and STOMP Out Bullying to host the Jets Tackle Bullying Symposium for educators last august. The credit union again worked with the Jets to support national anti-bullying initiatives by presenting a $100,000 donation to STOMP Out Bullying during the third annual Anti-Bullying Day at MetLife Stadium last October.
A pioneer on the issue, STOMP Out Bullying is dedicated to changing the culture for all students. The organization aims to reduce and prevent bullying, cyber bullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. In addition, STOMP Out Bullying continues to provide resources for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns.