U.S. ALL STAR FEDERATION FOR CHEER AND DANCE ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MONIQUE BURR FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
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U.S. ALL STAR FEDERATION FOR CHEER AND DANCE ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH
MONIQUE BURR FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – U.S. ALL STAR FEDERATION FOR CHEER AND DANCE and Monique Burr Foundation for Children are joining forces to provide safe environments for All Star athletes in order to protect them from abuse and bullying. Today, the United States All Star Federation (USASF) for Cheer and Dance announced they are partnering with Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) to provide the MBF Athlete Safety Mattersâ program and services to their member clubs.
MBF Athlete Safety Mattersâ is a comprehensive, evidence-informed curriculum that educates and empowers youth athletes with information and strategies to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, and digital dangers. Easy to implement and fun for youth athletes, this program teaches athletes 5 Safety Rules that can be used in any unsafe situation. It also teaches them how to identify a Safe Adult and to always seek the help of an adult if they are hurt or unsure if a situation is safe.
“At the core of our organization, we work diligently to provide positive environments for our athletes,” shared Amy Clark, USASF Membership Director, “We recognize the need for a comprehensive and age-appropriate program that supports our mission of ensuring athletes avoid any type of abuse including sexual, physical, emotional and bullying. This partnership is a vital step in helping us address these issues and protect our athletes.”
“One out of four children will be victimized before they reach the age of 18,” said Lynn Layton, President/CEO of MBF, “we also know that most abuse and bullying is preventable, therefore, it is essential to educate children and adults with strategies to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to all types of child abuse and bullying. We are excited to join forces with the USASF to continue to strengthen the prevention efforts they already provide coaches and youth athletes.”
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr in honor of his late wife, Monique Burr, a devoted child advocate. MBF Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Mattersâ for elementary schools and MBF Teen Safety Mattersâ for middle and high schools, MBF Athlete Safety Matters® for minor athletes, as well as MBF After School Safety Matters™, are evidence-based and evidence-informed primary prevention programs that educate and empower children and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual and neglect) and exploitation. MBF programs have been delivered to more than 3 million children by 3,000 facilitators since 2010. For more information, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org