October 12th, 2023
In one large study, about 49% of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time. Bullying is quite common and affects people of all ages. The results of constant bullying can range from low self-image to fights to suicide. Hey U.G.L.Y.- Unique Gifted Lovable You was founded in 2002 under the name, Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. It became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2004 under the name Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. NFP. The group is dedicated to empowering youth be who they are instead of having to act how they think they need to be in order to fit in, and to help put an end to bullying. On National Stop Bullying Day, people of all ages can make strides to reduce the instances of bullying and become more compassionate people in the process.