Who We Are
Don’t Be A Monster is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works with haunted houses throughout the US to put on bullying prevention assemblies for students in 4th-10th grade. Our mission is simple: we hope to educate and empower youth to be leaders in their school around diversity, inclusiveness, and show them how to stand up for their friends and peers. We focus on the choices a student can make when it comes to bullying, and how these choices will impact their lives as well as the lives of those around them. What makes Don’t Be A Monster unique is the way we deliver this message.
Our program is delivered in the months of September and October during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the Halloween season. Our program is effective: 99.23% of schools find our material beneficial for their students.
During our assemblies, students will be challenged to evaluate their understanding of community and how to be more inclusive of those around them. By teaching students concepts like diversity, expanding their social circles, being a leader, and evaluating how they treat themselves and their peers – we feel that bullying will start occurring less in schools. Additionally, students will leave the presentation equipped with the tools they need to have an educated and empathetic discussions.
Currently, our presentations are held in schools in the cities of Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Kingston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Seattle and Waukesha. If you’d like to see one of our presentations in a school or city near you, or see how you can become involved with our organization, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.