#Day1 Sponsors + Partners

Special appreciation to the individuals, companies and organizations that have embraced the program and made their environments free of bullying from #Day1.

See full list of Partners. See full list of Participants.

#Day1 Sponsors

Supporting Partners
Workplace Options - Sponsor of #Day1 from the Tyler Clementi Foundation
Barilla - Sponsor of #Day1 from the Tyler Clementi Foundation

Change-Maker Partner
Replacements, Ltd - Sponsor of #Day1 from the Tyler Clementi Foundation

Stiefel Freethought Foundation - Sponsor of #Day1 from the Tyler Clementi Foundation

What People are Saying About #Day1

  • “As a researcher that has spent 22 years of my career trying to understand and reduce bullying among youth, I have learned that a critical component of any school initiative to stop bullying has to include a transparent and direct statement from teachers, staff, and administrators. Students pay attention to what adults do and say; students want to co-create a safe climate with those who reside in the school. In my research, when staff have a clear statement and focus on creating a positive school climate, students bully less and intervene more to help their peers (Espelage, Polanin, & Low, 2014). The Tyler Clementi Foundation’s #Day1 campaign is exactly what every school should do to get all of the school members to commit to promoting a positive school climate that is respectful and free from negative interactions and behaviors. Only then can youth and adults in the buildings strive and thrive. If every school in the US would commit to participate fully in “#Day1″, then I would consider this a major accomplishment and I would feel that I could retire!”—Dr. Dorothy Espelage, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • “As a gay man who grew up in a rural community during unaccepting times, I understand firsthand how it feels to be on the receiving end of a bully’s taunts. No one, gay or straight, should feel alienated, humiliated or threatened for any reason.  By joining #Day1, we as leaders are pushing back and taking a stand in preventing another person from being hurt or perhaps even pushed into taking their own life.”—Bob Page, Founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd.
  • “The Tyler Clementi Center (TCC) at Rutgers University and all of us whosupport the efforts of the Tyler Clementi Foundation to prevent bullying – both on and off line across the country – are committed to explore ways in which the #Day1 campaign can be part of an overall strategy in higher education settings to build inclusive and safe community, promote positive campus climate and ensure the well-being of students.”—Richard Edwards, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Chancellor Rutgers – New Brunswick 
  • “Teachers College is the largest and most comprehensive graduate school of education in the US…over 5000 graduate students attend TC, so we feel strongly about being a leader in the field and supporting the work of the Foundation.”—Thomas P. Rock, Ed.D., Associate Provost for Enrollment Services, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • “We are excited to continue our partnership with the Tyler Clementi Foundation.  At Barilla, setting expectations with #Day1 is vital to sustaining our values and culture while promoting everyone’s differences.  We are thrilled to be a part of #Day1!  It empowers managers to eliminate bullying and harassment both inside the organization and in the communities in which we operate”—Jean-Pierre Comte, President Region Americas

Kidpower - Supporter of #Day1 from the Tyler Clementi FoundationA special thank you to Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International for providing valuable consultation. Since 1989, Kidpower has protected over 3 million people of all ages and abilities from bullying, violence, and abuse through its positive and effective workshops, educational resources, and partnerships.

#Day1 Coalition Partners
(watch this list grow!)

  • Alpha Gamma Delta Lambda Alpha/Beta Chapters
  • Amazin LêThi Foundation
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Federation of Teachers – New Jersey
  • American Federation of Teachers – Michigan
  • American Federation of Teachers- Texas
  • Ameritech College of Healthcare
  • Athlete Ally
  • Audrie Pott Foundation
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Bull City Schools United- Durham, NC
  • Bystander Revolution
  • Canadian Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Centerlink
  • Center for Cyber Safety and Education
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Centers
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Safe Schools
  • Dearborn Public Schools- Dearborn, MI
  • Delaware Technical Community College
  • Dr. Rachel Levine- Physician General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Durham Public Schools- Durham, NC
  • Farmingdale College
  • Franklin College
  • Gay Mens Choir of San Francisco
  • Gay Mens Choir of Los Angeles
  • Gay Mens Chorus of Washington, DC
  • Garden State Equality
  • Guilford College
  • Heritage Middle School- Wake Forest, NC
  • Highland Middle School- Louisville, KY
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Ithaca College
  • Keshet Inc
  • Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International
  • Megan Meier Foundation
  • Michigan Education Association
  • Mineral Area College- Park Hills, MO
  • National Education Association
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York State United Teachers
  • Peyton Heart Project
  • Rise Against Bullying
  • Saint Johns College
  • Scouts for Equality
  • Share My Lesson
  • Sidewalk Smiles Campaign
  • Siena College
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc
  • Stiefel Freethought Foundation
  • Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc.
  • Stop Bullying Now
  • State of Michigan Superintendent of Schools, Brian Whiston
  • Take on Hate Coalition
  • Teachers College – Columbia University (TC is the largest graduate school of education in the US)
  • Teaching Tolerance
  • Texas Education Association
  • University of the Arts
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • United Nations Free and Equal Campaign
  • United States Peace Corps
  • Washington DC- Health and Wellness Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • YMCA of the USA


  • Albright College
  • Alpha Gamma Delta: Lambda Alpha Chapter at St. Josephs College
  • Alpha Gamma Delta: Lambda Gamma Chapter at Villanova University
  • Aztec Boys and Girls Club- Aztec, NM
  • Buffalo High School Buffalo, WY
  • Brooklyn College
  • Campfire North Shore at Bentley Academy Salem, MA
  • City Year of Detroit
  • Clarion University
  • Clarion University Office of Greek Life
  • College of San Mateo
  • Dearborn Academy, Dearborn, MI
  • Farmingdale College
  • Floyd Elementary: Midland, MI
  • Godwin Public Schools: Wyoming, MI
  • International Academy of Saginaw: Saginaw, MI
  • Kent State University
  • Leonia High School
  • Lincoln Park School District: Lincoln Park, MI
  • Lincolnton Middle School: Lincoln County, NC
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Ohio State University
  • Palm Beach County Schools: Palm Beach County, FL
  • Queens College
  • Sayrevile War Memorial High School- Sayreville, NJ
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • St. Petersburg YMCA
  • United States Peace Corps
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Missouri Kansas City
  • University of Wisconsin at Platteville
  • Villanova University Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Wayne State University
  • Washington State University
  • Williamsburg High School- Williamsburg, VA
  • Winthrop University
  • Utica Public Schools: Utica/Sterling Heights, MI
  • YMCA of the Brandywine Valley
  • YMCA of Cleveland
  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

#Day1 Video

#Day1 Across the Nation