It Ends Today promotes anti-bullying awareness in schools and communities throughout the country by awarding scholarships to students who talk publicly about their experiences with bullying and its effects on them. A nonprofit organization, It EndsToday was formed with one purpose: to end bullying now. It Ends Today also encourages teenagers to speak out against bullying via the internet, in hopes of spreading its message more efficiently.
Christopher Rim, high school senior, founder and president, started It Ends Today during his sophomore year at the Academies@Englewood. He also reached out to students at Academy of the Holy Angels, in Demarest, to establish a program, and since then It Ends Today has developed into an organized, established non- profit.
It Ends Today offers presentations about different kinds of bullying, the risks and consequences of each, and methods used to tackle bullying. Presentations and interactive activities are geared for a variety of audiences, including students of all ages, parents and educators. All presentations, which are live and utilize multimedia, are typically performed by students, but can also include guest speakers and range from one-hour assemblies to full-day events.
In an effort to solicit the help of student peers in spreading the message, It Ends Today, Inc. also offers a $2,500 scholarship opportunity! Students everywhere are invited to create and submit a video of themselves speaking about the effects of bullying, personal experiences, and more. The creator of the video that is deemed most inspiring will receive the scholarship.