We were so excited when Junior League offered to provide session on bullying to the girls in our “Winners By Design” Program. Rebecca Zarbo, a thirteen year old young girl & CEO of “Positive Pocket, started her own non-profit organization in the six grade to address bullying after she had been bullied by kids in her middle school. Her presentation addressed bullying from the victim’s perspective and the effects that it had on her. She coped by created flash cards with positive expression to combat her insecurities and to empower herself. After finding her strength and her power she was determined to help other victims of bullying so she created “Positive Pockets” a 501(c)3 not for profit and nationally recognized organization to address bullying.
What an amazing younglady; she definitely left a lasting and positive impression on our girls! Her presentation provided an inside look of what is was like to be the victim of bully and how she created positive affirmations on cards, which she calls “Positive Pockets” that she read to empower herself when she was struggling with low self-esteem due to being bullied at school.
Not only was her presentations informative, she was a remarkable presenter and appeared to be beyond years in knowledge. She is a great role model and presenter! She provided each of our girls with a set of cards; it is easy to see why her “Positive Pockets” anti-bullying campaign and curriculum have been embraced by kids and adults on a national level. The cards are very uplifting and empowering. Positive Pockets cards can be used to combat all types of self-defeating feelings that can test your confidence or challenge your self-esteem.
For more about Rebecca and her “Positive Pockets” organization visit her website at: http://www.positivepocket.org/ and see her story at http://www.cbs12.com/news/features/palm-beach-county/stories/vid_172.shtml