BOCA RATON, FL – (April 2012) –Public speaker, philanthropist, model, and first-time children’s book author Jaclyn Stapp was recently selected as the national celebrity spokesperson for NVEEE, National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment, for her social consciousness, philanthropic efforts and ongoing involvement in anti-bullying campaigns. The official public announcement will take place Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Bongos Cuban Café at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where other notable members of the community will be honored such as, Congresswoman, Frederica Wilson, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, City Commissioner Julie Carson, and the legendary Liza Minnelli, who will be receiving NVEEE’s 2012 Lifetime Service Award. NVEEE has recently produced a National PSA campaign, which will be revealed to the public for the first time during this VIP event.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as a national celebrity spokesperson for NVEEE, an organization that envisions equality for the many youths affected by bullying,” says Jaclyn. “It has been a lifelong mission of mine to stand up for children and those affected by discrimination, and I look forward to continue spreading awareness of anti-bullying via my association with NVEEE.”
As the national spokesperson for NVEEE, Jaclyn will sit on NVEEE’s Advisory Board, participate in their first National PSA campaign, and will be an integral part of NVEEE’s Mentoring and Peace Ambassador Program. An award winning children’s book author, Jaclyn shares her own struggles with bullying in her first children’s book, Wacky Jacky: The True Story of An Unlikely Beauty Queen, rated among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by 2011 Mom’s Choice Awards®. Jaclyn recently took a trip Japan with her husband Grammy Award Winner, Scott Stapp, singer, songwriter and voice of Creed, to share her book, visit with the children and victims in hopes to raise awareness one year after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
A portion of book proceeds benefit Jaclyn’s national outreach foundation, CHARM (Children Are Magical), a non-profit organization which aims to heighten awareness of children’s issues, empower young women and enrich the lives of underprivileged youth by providing them the tools for a fulfilling future.
Established in October 2009, NVEEE is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to prevent bullying, violence and suicide among youth families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education. NVEEE not only provides direct services to families and communities affected by bullying, teen suicide and school violence, but also provides programming to educational institutions through its staff and speakers bureau. For more information, visit www.NVEEE.org.