Pile of socks inspires new anti-bullying website
A pile of misfit socks on the laundry room floor was all the inspiration one New England family needed to open the doors of Misfit University
, a new online resource launching today and taking a unique stand against bullying and encouraging young people to celebrate what makes them different.
MU delivers a curriculum that includes an anti-bullying initiative, service-learning projects, cause-related events and spirited fun with the goal of delivering unmatched results in the practice of team-building, positive self-esteem, creativity, and respect. The content is free and will be updated monthly.
“Misfit University was founded on the principle that we are all magnificent MISFITS and the very talents and experiences that can sometimes divide us, should define us and be nurtured and shared,” said Misfit University co-founder Karen Kiefer. The University focuses its curriculum in four areas: Hope, Inspiration, Love and Gratitude and uses creative concepts to communicate important messages to young people. “It is very common for young people to hide their talents or handicaps for fear of not being accepted,” added Kiefer. “We hope that Misfit University will inspire honest conversation and motivate many, especially young people, to embrace their inner misfit.”
Read the full press release here.