Tyler Clementi Foundation Inc

Together, we can end bullying

Harrison, NJ   |  https://tylerclementi.org/

Mission

The Tyler Clementi Foundation's mission to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.

Ruling year info

2011

CoFounder and CEO

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Main address

PO BOX 345

Harrison, NJ 07029 USA

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EIN

27-3751181

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Once viewed as a rite of passage, bullying is now being recognized for what it is: A dangerous, life-threatening barrier to education, safety, and public health. Research continues to confirm that the negative effects of bullying can last a lifetime for all involved — bullies, victims, and bystanders — manifesting in higher rates of depression, substance use, and even suicide. After the tragic death by suicide of Tyler Clementi, a victim of anti-gay cyberbullying, Tyler’s family created the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Upstander Speaker Series

Using the power of story and personal strategy, the Clementi Family speaks around the country to move people to action. This national program is revenue generating and will include regular evaluations and carefully designed content. The series helps TCF become more of a national voice and helps us grow our base of donors, supporters, volunteers and corporate supporters.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

An effective, simple and free way to prevent bullying, harassment and humiliation is through the #Day1 Campaign. It requires three main elements: 1) A person in authority 2) clearly stating what behavior is expected and what behavior is not tolerated, 3) doing so early in the tenure of new students/employees/congregants. Day 1 focuses schools, universities, congregations, workplaces, athletic programs, and other group environments on a targeted intervention during orientation. Day 1 clearly states that some forms of "socially acceptable” marginalizing behavior is unacceptable here! Day 1 is a script that you will be able to download from our site (Coming in January 2015). Downloads allow us to capture contact info and track engagement. It avoids the burdensome process of trying to break into the world of formal curricula. We will gather stories of its successful use, too. Used in conjunction with the pledge, this program can have a significant impact.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Progress requires a call to action. The Upstander Pledge is a powerful organizing tool that will help people feel personally responsible for their actions, while educating the public. The tool can be used to gain publicity, hold public officials and celebrities accountable and to build our constituency. Pledges are rooted in research and are widely used.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

We work to train adults in the workplace about youth bullying. We hope to find parents where they are during the day, at work, to help them learn about bullying and if their child is involved.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Tyler’s Suite is a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college. It is a powerful way to merge advocacy and the arts. By melding music with social change, you and your chorus members can help inspire thousands of individuals to promote a safe, inclusive, and respectful social environment in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.

Created under the leadership of Composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Dr. Timothy Seelig (Conductor/Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus), Tyler’s Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of nine of today’s top composers, including Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz.

This powerful collection of songs moves audiences and singers alike and ultimately shines a light of hope for a safer, kinder world in line with the mission of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers

For many people, religion can be a source of comfort, hope, and community. But for others, religion has been a source of bullying and pain. Through our True Faith Doesn’t Bully campaign, the Tyler Clementi Foundation is standing up to end religion-based bullying.

Bullying, broadly defined, is unwanted and harmful verbal, physical, psychological, sexual or social acts by an individual or group, as well as any real or perceived threat or imbalance of power. When individuals or groups use religion to demean or harass people, to exclude them, to make them feel bad about themselves, or to harm them in any other way, this is bullying.

LGBTQ individuals are particularly vulnerable to religion-based bullying because of the history of religious groups condemning LGBTQ people. Treating LGBTQ people as less valued, preaching at LGBTQ people, and calling LGBTQ people’s sexual orientation or gender identity “sinful” are all potential examples of religion-based bullying.

We believe that all people should have a place in their chosen faith communities, and that no person should be made to feel that who they are is a sin, whether or not they belong to a faith community.

Population(s) Served
Christians
LGBTQ people

The Tyler Clementi Foundation Youth Ambassador program highlights young leaders across America who are working to end all forms of bullying. From hosting campaigns and speeches to creating apps that combat cyberbullying, our Youth Ambassadors are the true definition of Upstanders.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

Where we work

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Charting impact

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Founded in 2010, the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) works to prevent bullying before it begins. TCF protects today’s youth and marginalized individuals from bullying to prevent its many health and wellness risks. We create cultural change by offering preventative solutions, tackling institutionalized bullying, and working with both youth and adults. We are driving a shift from accepting bullying as just a rite of passage to understanding the real injury it causes, replacing it with a culture of kindness. In 2018, TCF will advance its mission through the multi-pronged approach of programs, public education, policy, and working with faith-based leaders and organizations. Through our programs, we will continue to bring free and research-driven bullying-prevention tactics to classrooms, workplaces, and faith communities across the country. Our public education initiatives will emphasize the urgent need to both address bullying’s life-altering implications AND its root causes. Our public policy initiatives, which include supporting the federal Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, re-introduced in 2017, create and communicate standards to which people are held as a foundation for social change. And, since joining forces with Faith in America in November 2017, TCF is even better positioned to take on the practices, dogma, and actions of religious communities that continue to disenfranchise and demean already-marginalized people, focusing on but not limited to, the LGBTQ community.

TCF's programs are designed to prevent bullying before it begins. Our #Day1 program is a simple but powerful toolkit for schools, athletic groups, workplaces, and other institutions to set the tone and expectations against bullying on the very first day. Our Upstander Speaker Series offers presentations on bullying prevention, leading constituents through our "Upstanders Pledge" to serve as role models. Our True Faith Doesn't Bully initiative collaborates with faith-based institutions to encourage inclusivity for LGBT communities and end religious-based bullying practices such as “conversion therapy” targeting LGBTQ communities. We also conduct public awareness campaigns that promote kindness and bullying prevention, and we lead advocacy to support public policies that protect vulnerable groups.

To measurably improve the quality of life for all individuals, in particular our youth, the Tyler
Clementi Foundation offers cutting-edge, non-duplicative, and impactful solutions to prevent bullying from happening in the first place. By working in tandem with schools, academics, social media influencers, students, and youth-serving professionals, we are able to strategically reduce a host of challenges that stem from bullying, including truancy, depression, substance abuse, trauma, violence, and suicide.

We have established a national presence as a thought leader in the bullying-prevention space. Our co-founder and CEO, Jane Clementi, is a nationally-recognized and sought after expert and speaker on the causes and effects of bullying and research-based tools that can be deployed to help prevent it and mitigate harm. This public education is critical to achieving our mission, and the organization's profile continues to grow through strategic investment in communications and marketing in both mainstream and social media.

Our #Day1 bullying-prevention toolkits have expanded to include customized and co-branded kits with The Boys and Girls Club of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. And, we plan to launch a new toolkit for Christian faith communities in early 2019. Combined with known Upstander Pledges, uptake of these two programs has now surpassed 12,000 implementation. The actual number is likely far more given that once downloaded #Day1 toolkits can be copied and used in multiple applications over time.

In October 2018, we launched the Million Upstander Movement, a bold and visionary plan to recruit 1 million Upstanders by October 2020, which will mark the 10th anniversary of Tyler Clementi's death. The collective action and commitment of 1 million Upstanders will significantly advance Jane and Joseph Clementi's broader vision for creating a culture of kindness. It also strategically serves as a grassroots networking base for implementation of our full suite of programs, including the Upstander Speaker Series, Tyler's Suite, and the forthcoming song, "When We Stand as One," commissioned to help build Tyler's legacy and focus on bullying prevention through outreach to school choirs and primary and secondary schools.

Financials

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Tyler Clementi Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2021
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Board chair

Mr Alan Buie-King

The Tyler Clementi Foundation

Term: 2017 -

Alan Buie-King

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Joe Clementi

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Jane Clementi

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes