Anti-bullying education works hand in hand with food allergy awareness. Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About one third of children with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies. —Calli, Founder, Crowning Purpose, Inc.
Through the Junior High School America Organization, Calli became an ambassador of the B.R.A.V.E. Building Respect and Values for Everyone — a national campaign against bullying. Calli has presented B.R.A.V.E. to over 2,000 pre-school, elementary and middle school students, including at a school in Lyon, France on her French exchange trip! She was nominated in the Top Ten National Social Justice Award for her work with B.R.A.V.E from the Man Up Against Bullying Organization. Calli continues to integrate the message of B.R.A.V.E. in her work with FARE and Be a PAL and her other advocacy work.