Tyler Clementi Foundation Executive Director to Speak at NYC Council Committee Hearing on Bullying

NEW YORK —  On Thursday, April 26, when the New York City Council Committee on Youth Services takes up a proposed initiative that would require the city to establish a hotline and mobile app for youth affected by bullying, Jason Cianciotto, executive director of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, will speak about the need for proactive bullying prevention.

As a part of his testimony before the committee, Cianciotto will express the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s support for Council Member Ritchie J. Torres’ Initiative No. 376-A. He will also offer the support of the foundation for the city to enact programs and services that prevent bullying before it begins, such as the foundation’s #Day1 Bullying-Prevention Program.

Since November 2017, Cianciotto has trained nearly 350 New York City teachers, school counselors, and administrators to implement #Day1 in their schools. His testimony is slated to be a part of the hearing in the 14th-floor committee room at 250 Broadway that begins at 10 a.m.

What: New York City Council Committee on Youth Services hearing on proposed Initiative No. 376-A establishing a bullying hotline and other resources for youth

Who: Jason Cianciotto, executive director of the Tyler Clementi Foundation

When: TODAY, Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. EDT

Where: 250 Broadway – Committee Room, 14th Floor, NYC

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