Every once in a while you meet people that are out to change the world, to make things better for our community and for those around us. If you are interested in learning about or actually meeting with these kinds of people, you should join us today ( January 17th ) at noon at the Buttes in Tempe during the kickoff for the Peer Solutions “Guts To Be Good” campaign.
I am honored to have been asked, along with Tempe Vice Mayor Joel Navarro, to introduce this program to the public following the annual MLK Diversity Awards ceremony in Tempe. Today’s official launch and press conference at the Buttes Hotel marks two years of collaboration between school, family, and community partners of the Stand and Serve Coalition. We will be kicking off the G2BG campaign in a great place with many of our family and friends in attendance.
“The Guts To Be Good campaign is about cultivating good to end/prevent bad. It’s about creating a world we want to live in. This is a world where all humans feel and are safe. Together, we are better.” – Peer Solutions ( .org )
The Guts To Be Good campaign teaches our youth and people from within our community that there are 5 simple things we can do to cultivate Safety, Equality and Respect as norms:
1. The guts to be RESPECTFUL:
2. The guts to be COURTEOUS:
3. The guts to SPEAK UP:
4. The guts to be HONEST:
5. The guts to LEND A HAND:
Everyone has guts and the people at the Stand and Serve Coalition believe that we all have The Guts To Be Good. ( G2BG )
My friend, Jennifer Rauhause is the hotshot at Peer Solutions as well as being a City of Tempe Diversity Awards Winner. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know Jennifer over the past couple of years by attending several of the Peer Solutions community building meetings. I have also enjoyed taking my family to participate in fun events, picnics, and activities with Jennifer and the awesome kids that make up the backbone of the G2BG campaign. The campaign is in it’s infancy and will continue to grow / evolve as time goes on. For now, Peer Solutions is looking for partners to help carry out their message. I have packets of information, stickers, pins and all kinds of ways for individuals and business owners to get involved. Feel free to let me know if you are interested in participating. I know many of you have the G2BG and I hope you’ll join us in helping spread the word.
Peer Solutions is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1996 to promote healthy communities while actively addressing the underlying causes of harmful behaviors.