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Upcoming Events
2016 Fundraiser
GAB Places 3rd
New Brand Logos
GAB Keeping Busy
GAB In The Media
Peer Ambassadors
FBI Tour
Peer Ambassador Meetings
From the Desk of...
Did You Know?
GAB Goes Country
Bullying in the News
Our Sponsors 
January 2017
Upcoming_EventsUpcoming Events

William Hendersons Ride for Hope

Join us in Port Washington, WI on June 16th & 17th as GAB partners with William Henderson's Ride For Hope to help put and end to bullying! Learn More  

Would YOU like to be a Sponsor for our Ride With the Pack Event?  

We would love to have your support!
For interest in being a sponsor additional information, or questions about the Ride 
With the Pack Event, contact:  James Dean  at  920-410-3039


Charles Love "The Jazz Whisperer" 

Enjoy a musical performance from Charles Love "The Jazz Whisperer" on June 16th and Nashville country singer Brecken Miles on June 18th. There's more to come!  

Fundraiser2016 Annual Fundraiser

(Pictured Top from Left to Right; Monica, Jazmine, Sheridan, Governor Scott Walker, Emma, Erick)

April 24, 2016

GAB held its second annual fundraiser and what a wonderful event it was!
The fundraiser was held at the Discovery World Pilot House which provided our lovely event with a stunning background of the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. 

Guest speakers at the event consisted of Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin's First Lady Tonette Walker, Dr. Doug Meske, Bill Eisner, Bill Hughes,  domestic violence survivor Teri Jendusa-Nicolai, Joal with GAB's Peer Ambassa-dog Sadie, GAB Peer Ambassadors and GAB's Executive Director  Linda Lee.

Along with a fun and successful raffle and silent auction, the  event was filled with inspirational stories from bully survivors, stories from GAB's Peer Ambassadors, a heart-felt movie (featured below) premiere of the story of GAB's Peer Ambassa-dog Sadie and her connection to bullying, and of course, delicious food and drinks! 

Generations Against Bullying looks forward to its 2017 annual fundraiser!

*GAB is a non-profit, non-political organization

Get inspired by viewing the eye-opening and heartfelt 


GAB_3RDGAB Places 3rd

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 
Partners for Humanity 2016 Contest
GAB was thrilled when the marketing agency Bader Rutter, based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin, contacted us with the news that they had chosen Generations Against Bullying as their non-profit organization of choice for the  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Partners for Humanity 2016 contest .
After a handful of meetings between the GAB team and talented people from Bader Rutter, GAB chose its favorite advertisement created by a team at Bader Rutter.  After a well-organized and fun-filled photo-shoot, Bader Rutter finalized a fantastic ad to submit for the competition. 
Bader Rutter's ad for Generations Against Bullying took 3rd place in the contest as chosen by a panel of experts.  Only the top three winners were recognized.  The GAB team and Bader Rutter were invited to accept our award on December 15th at the Charles Allis Art Museum.

New Brand Logos!Logos

Not only did Bader Rutter create inspiring and impactful ads for GAB to choose from, as well as a 3rd place winning ad, but they also went a step above by redesigning  Generation's Against Bullying's logos and graphics.

They also thoughtfully created GAB's new Upstander logo that symbolizes Upstanding to bullying. 

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New Gab Logo
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New Upstander Logo
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GAB_BusyGAB Keeps Busy

Cho's Martial Arts Break-a-thon

September 10th, GAB attended Cho's Martial Arts Break-a-thon. Not only did GAB
get to witness the skills of Cho's talented students but, the proceeds went to GAB!  Learn more about Cho's Martial Arts Break-a-thon and to see more fun photos!

GAB receives a check from Corey McLure 
and his wife Liz McLure with Cho's Martial Arts on September 20, 2016.

Innovative Health and 
Annual Car Show

GAB was honored to be invited to be a part of the  Classic Car  at Innovative Health and Fitness in Franklin, WI on June 25, 2016.  GAB held a well attended Zumba-a-thon!

Sahara De Vore and James Dean accepted the donation check that  was raised by  Innovative Health and  Fitne ss Annual Car Show  2016  in Franklin, WI on July 13th

Click  HERE  to learn more about the Innovative Health and Fitness Annual Car Show.

Cousins Subs Donates to GAB
Cousins Subs on 76 th and Rawson in Franklin, WI was generous to donate a portion of their proceeds to helping Innovative Health and Fitness reach their goal for GAB.  Thanks Cousins!


GAB was honored to be invited to be a part of the  Classic Car  at Innovative Health and Fitness in Franklin, WI on June 25, 2016. GAB held a well attended Zumba-a-thon!

Assisi Homes of Kenosha

On August 2, 2016, Linda Lee, Joal, and GAB's Peer Ambassa-dog Sadie visited the 
Assisi Homes of Kenosha, WI to present a program about bullying to the residents and staff.  Learn More

Catholic Memorial High School Service Fair

James Dean represented GAB at the Catholic Memorial High School Service Fair on September 15, 2016 to educate students about bullying and to inspire them to be Upstanders in their school and community.

Be Well Health and Wellness 2016 Expo

Antonio Freeman, a former Green Bay Packer and GAB Guest Speaker, joined Linda Lee and James Dean at the  Be Well Health and Wellness 2016 Expo.  As GAB representatives at the expo, they emphasized the importance of mental health and a healthy mind and body in relation to dealing with bullying.    


McPherson College at MATC 

On April 26, 2016, James Dean, Joal Derse, and GAB's Peer Ambassa-dog Sadie appeared at McPherson College at MATC in Oak Creek, WI to present their course titled "The Bystander, the Bullied, and the Bully."  McPherson College provides continuing education classes and credits for educators and administrators.. Read More and See Photos

Brookfield In-Home Day Care Group

On November 14, 2016, GAB was invited to present at the Brookfield In-Home Day Care Group.  This group has monthly educational meetings in which they invite area speakers to make presentations that would be relevant to daycare providers.  James Dean conducted the presentation.  He showed the Sadie movie and provided information about GAB. The group loved the movie and was very enthusiastic about our program to create Upstanders!

New Berlin Police Department

The New Berlin Police Department invited GAB to its Safety Saturday Event on May 21, 2016.  The GAB Team and a group of GAB Peer Ambassadors had a great time exploring the patrol vehicles and learning helpful safety tactics.    


GAB_MediaGAB in the Media

Wisconsin Radio Network

On May 26, 2016, James Dean was invited for a statewide radio phone interview with 
Wisconsin Radio Network 's Bureau Chief, Bob Hague.This network has 75 stations across Wisconsin and it is a news and information format. Bob had heard of GAB from press releases that GAB had sent out.  He wanted to do a general interview about who and what GAB is, what GAB does, and what makes GAB different from other anti-bullying organizations. James emphasized the 85% rule and discussed GAB's core Peer Ambassador Program, as well as the importance of putting the power to stop bullying into the hands of the students by creating Upstanders.

US National 
Miss Wisconsin Junior Teen

GAB Peer Ambassador Olivia Lulich,US National Miss Wisconsin Junior Tee n , showed support for anti-bullying at schools in Mauston, WI on May 11, 2016 by representing Generations Against Bullying.  Read the article by WiscNews  HERE

All American Windows and Doors 

On December 15th, 2015, Generations Against Bullying  was chosen by 
All American Windows and Doors as their charity of choice and awarded GAB with a generous check at Broad Street Coffee Co. in Greendale, WI.  Linda Lee, James Dean, and several GAB Peer Ambassadors were interviewed by WTMJ radio.  

Click  HERE  to view more photos from that exciting day!

Kenosha Community Movie Night 

On October 20, 2015, Generations Against Bullying held  a Kenosha Community Movie Night Event at Journey Church.  

In 2014 the City of Kenosha passed a proclamation sponsored by Anti-Bully Alderman Bob Johnson, stating that October would be anti-bully month in Kenosha. This Proclamation named Generations Against Bullying (GAB) as the organization to lead the community anti-bully events. In 2015 an update was made to the Proclamation to grant $7000.00 to (GAB) to prepare an Anti-Bullying Event.  GAB is very gracious towards media including Channel 4 News and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the recognition and coverage.

Kenosha Unified School District 

GAB planned a special Movie Event for the community to view GAB's special "Bully" movie which helps the community understand how devastating bullying can be, and offers solutions to address the issues. GAB secured a beautiful venue, the Journey Church, organized guest speakers, planned a resource fair, worked with the Kenosha Unified School District to schedule Green Bay Packer Super Bowl Champion William Henderson to speak at 8 Kenosha schools including: Indian Trail High School, Strange Elementary, Bullen Middle School, Jeffrey Middle School, Vernon Middle School, Stocker Elementary, Harvey Elementary, and Brass Elementary School.  

Lincoln Middle School
March 2015, GAB was invited to present Desiree, the Lincoln Middle School basketball team and cheer team with medals of honor for standing up to bullying.  

Peer AmbassadorsPeer_Ambassadors

What have the Peers been up to?

Port Washington Christmas Parade

GAB and some of its Peer Ambassadors joined others in the  Port Washington Christmas Parade  on December 3, 2016.

GAB visits Greendale Elementary and Middle Schools

On March 8, 2016, the GAB Peer Ambassadors presented to the GAP group for the Greendale Elementary and Middle Schools. Dave Vogts was the Districts lead for this group. The purpose of the presentation was for the Peers to exemplify what a GAB Middle/Elementary School Peer Presentation would look like.  GAB presenting Peers (L-R) were Sidney Schacht, Noor Fleifel, Diana Victory, Jazmin Ramos, Sheridan Schaefer, Emma Smalley, and Monica Chaplock.
"I thought the group did a wonderful job of presenting their information on what they had to offer the district. They were not only well organized and prepared, their energy and enthusiasm were awesome! Please again convey my thanks to your group for their time and investment."

- Dave Vogts


The GAB team and a group of GAB Peer Ambassadors taught separate  Freshman Resource  courses before school on December 2016 at Greendale High School.  The Peers were given a general idea of what to speak on and they designed their own course outline. They did a fantastic job!

Viral Video

GAB Peer Ambassadors make a viral video about standing up to bullying.  We are very proud of our Peer Ambassadors for their dedication and determination to inspire Upstanders throughout not only their school and community but throughout the nation.

Kayden Behrens on TV

GAB Peer Ambassador, Kayden Behrens, speaks out about his experience with bullying on TMJ4 TV. 


GAB Peer Ambassador 2016 Year Book Photo 

A New School Year Has Begun! September 2016 not only marked a new school year but also is the first school year where GAB is fully recognized as a school club. Special thanks to the graduating GAB seniors and upper classmen who helped make this recognition possible; and the group of new freshman who are excited to pick up the GAB torch.  A new aspect of our Peer Ambassador Program is the GAB Peer Ambassador Committees.  These committees include: Marketing, Project Management, Fundraising, Events, Editorial, and Budget Management, and will allow the Peers to play a more empowered role of leadership and responsibility.  Also new this year is a revamped GAB Peer Ambassador bulletin board in the high school.



Wisconsin FBI Headquarters

On December 15, 2016, the GAB team and many of our Peer Ambassadors were invited by Special Agent Leonard Peace to take a rare, private tour of the Wisconsin FBI Headquarters building.  Several special agents and FBI staff put together a very interesting and informative presentation to explain the severity of bullying and cyber-bullying as well as the dangers of the Internet.  The Peers were extremely thrilled to take this special tour and GAB was very appreciative for this opportunity. They felt awesome in their FBI hats!   

"I think the students were exposed to not only some good information regarding cyber-bullying, but also to the career pathways that exist in the Department of Justice and the FBI."

- Steve Lodes, Greendale High School Principal

Meetings_Peers Peer Ambassodor Meetings

Generations Against Bullying has completed the Peer High School Training Manual!
GAB Peer Ambassador monthly meetings have been filled with a lot more than just bullying education and Peer Ambassador training.  We have had wonderful guest speakers and special appearances who discuss the connection between various topics and bullying or Upstanding.  

At the March 2016 Peer Ambassador monthly meeting, Sahara De Vore gave a presentation on the power of stepping out of your comfort zone and traveling.  As a world traveler, Sahara has visited over 70 countries and has faced many roadblocks and challenges along the way.  She discussed with the Peers how important it is try new things, meet new people, overcome challenging situations, and understand the differences among people, culture, and environments around the world.   

At the November 2016 Peer Ambassador monthly meeting, the Peers did group exercises  to learn more one another and to learn that everybody shares some commonalities that they may not realize.  Corey McLure with Cho's Martial Arts presented at the November monthly meeting.  The Peers enjoyed learning how martial arts not only aids in self defense but in self- empowerment, confidence, and improving self-esteem while empowering others to do the same.  The Peers can't wait for Corey to return and teach them martial arts moves and board breaking!  

LucasCongrats Lucas!

Wisconsin Heroes Award  

On October 26, 2016, Generations Against Bullying is proud to have Lucas Smith, one of our awesome GAB Peer Ambassadors, receive the  Wisconsin Heroes Award  for his volunteerism and upstanding in the community. Presenting him with the award was Wisconsin's First Lady Tonette Walker. What a fantastic day it was!

PeerLettersLetters from our Peers

 I'm very thankful for GAB,
without it I wouldn't have as much strength
to speak and be an upstander!"  
    -Sheridan, Peer Ambassador

Anji Rueda
We have been working diligently to establish a great program that will influence children for  generations to come! Your input has and will continue to help shape this program. It is your creativity and ideas that will make this organization thrive. Read More about Anji RuedaOn 

Rachel Young
December 15, 2016, members of Generations Against Bullying (GAB) had the special opportunity to take a personal tour of the Wisconsin headquarters of the FBI, a building that doesn't give tours on a regular basis.Read More  about Rachel Young. 

   Sheridan Schaefer
GAB has done so many things for me. But if I were to pick the top ones they'd be learning how to recognize bullying and standing up for those who are being bullied.  Click  Here  to read more by Sheridan Schaefer

Dean Busalacchi
Generations against bullying is a worthwhile program. We as a group have been together for roughly a year and a half or so and have made so much progress. Read More about Dean Busalacchi

FromDeskFrom the Desk of...

From the desk of 
James Hall 

Do Wisconsin school districts have a duty to protect students from bullying?
Yes, there are federal and state laws that protect students from harassment and bullying. The federal protections include the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Click Here to read more by James Hall

From the desk of 
Sheila Gissibl  

"Bullying toughens you up"-  One of the many myths believed about bullying, which helps us to "normalize" this behavior. We act as if it's just something that all kids go through-a rite of passage that couldn't possibly cause lasting harm. 
Click Here to read more by Sheila Gissibl

BryantsThe Bryants Support GAB

GAB Thanks Tony and Andrea Bryant for Their Continuous Support!

Our sponsors Andrea and Tony Bryant (Anthony and Andrea Bryant Family Fund) were honored by Former Green Bay Packer William Henderson (above), William Henderson is a GAB Board Member.  

We are so grateful to the Bryant's for their ongoing dedication and support to GAB. We are very grateful to all of our sponsors who continue to support GAB in our mission to save the lives of children.  Our mission is to provide hope and create upstanders throughout our communities.   

DidYouKnowDid You Know?

Generations Against Bullying (GAB) strives to be the mandatory anti-bullying program of choice for all Wisconsin schools.  Our Peer Ambassador Program will undoubtedly make the desired impact and difference in elementary, middle, and high schools.  

Beginning our 5 th  year GAB's staff has been working very hard to develop the leadership of our Peers.  Our goal from our beginning was to develop a Program of the Peers, by the Peers, and for the Peers, to encourage upstanding against bullying-to put the power to stop bullying into the hands of the students where it will have its greatest impact.

Laws & National Statistics
Wisconsin Statute prohibits §118.13 -  law prohibits discrimination against individuals based on a person's sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
Wisconsin Statute §118.46  - Policy on bullying indicates that
a model policy be implemented by school districts as guidance on how to handle bullying incidents.
However, the school boards may change any elements of this model policy and create their own district policy.
  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year
  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents

CountryGAB Goes Country

Brecken Miles

Brecken Miles, one of GAB's newest Guest Speakers, will represent GAB in his nationwide radio tours.  Br ecken has a personal connection to bullying and has the passion to help put an end to this epidemic.  This talented and connected musician will help spread GAB's message of being an Upstander.

InTheNewsBullying in The News

SponsorsOur Sponsors

Special thanks to the professionals who generously offer their services to GAB

  • Geoff Hawk for his amazing photography.
  • Bader Rutter for creating our new Logo Design.
  • Joyce Paisley for her amazing photography.
  • Dean Voss; Website Designer | Wildstylez Website Design Studio
  • Patrick Leissing Website

A Very Special Thanks to Nonbox

GAB would like to recognize and extend a very special thank you to Bill Eisner of Nonbox and Nonbox staff members Billy Cannestra and Jason Balden, for 3 years of development and design of our GAB website. Thank you!  

Be a Sponsor or Volunteer

The GAB mission is to provide resources with clear-cut channels for our children to reach out to stop the bullying. GAB will provide a hands-on, comprehensive and proactive approach in helping our children  understand our differences so they can interact with each other with acceptance, respect and compassion. 
This will help provide a safe and healthy environment for our children to learn and grow.

GAB Needs You!

Generations Against Bullying is currently in need of:

  • Web Site Design
  • Trainers
  • Data Entry
  • Graphic Design
  • Phone Personnel
  • Research

Generations Against Bullying  6550 West Forest Home Avenue  Milwaukee, WI 52220