New York City Department of Education Includes Tyler Clementi Foundation Programs and Resources in 2018 “Respect for All Week”

Since End of 2017, Foundation’s #Day1 Bullying-Prevention Program Trainings Included 140 NYC Public School Guidance Counselors, Teachers, and Administrators

Spruce Street School (P.S. 397) to implement #Day1 on “Friendship Day” During Respect for All Week

February 14, 2018
For Immediate Release:

Media contact: Rich Harrington, (603) 731-9811,

New York, NY— The Tyler Clementi Foundation commends the New York City Department of Education for its 2018 “Respect for All Week,” which promotes respect for diversity and engages students in meaningful lessons and activities that prevent bias-based harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We are grateful that our programs and resources are included in Respect for All Week’s “Day 1: Bullying 101” suggested curricula.

“I want to personally thank the New York City Department of Education for including the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s programs and resources in Respect for All Week,” said Jane Clementi, Tyler’s mother and co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. “Respect for All Week is a critical opportunity for students, teachers, and school administrators to become Upstanders who make a personal commitment to stop and report all forms of bullying and to reach out to victims with support.”

“Since I became the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s executive director at the end of September 2017,” added Jason Cianciotto, “I have personally presented our #Day1 bullying-prevention program training to nearly 140 New York City public school guidance counselors, teachers, and administrators. #Day1 is a research-based, free, and easy-to-use tool that all New York City schools can implement, during Respect for All Week and beyond, to prevent bullying before it begins. In fact, we are excited to share that Spruce Street School P.S. 397 will be implementing #Day1 on ‘Friendship Day’ during Respect for All Week.”

Get more information and download the #Day1 bullying-prevention program here.


The Tyler Clementi Foundation‘s mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities. Founded in 2011 by the Clementi family in memory of Tyler – a son, brother, and friend – the foundation’s flagship bullying-prevention and education program is #Day1. Other programs include the Upstander Pledge, Upstander Speaker Series, Tyler’s Suite, Workplace Training, and True Faith Doesn’t Bully, a public education campaign that fights religious bullying. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Act, introduced in Congress in 2016, would require colleges and universities receiving federal funding to prohibit harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.