Charlotte Simpson is a senior at Ridgewood High School and a leader of her school’s Gay-Straight-Alliance. She led a movement to hang the pride flag in front of the school for pride month, making Ridgewood High School the first high school in the county to do so. She also led her club in the annual Day of Silence, and a pride flag sale to raise money for the New Jersey Pride Center. Charlotte was featured as an Upstander by the Tyler Clementi Foundation for her work in her community during pride month.
We’re so happy to have Charlotte as a #TCFYouthAmbassador! Learn more about the program and sign up here!
In March 2018, we asked #TCFYouthAmbassadors to record a short video and explain how bullying has affected their lives. In Charlotte’s video, she explains how she felt when she heard the news that Tyler Clementi had tragically died by suicide. Watch below.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation wants to to be able to lift up more youth voices and perspectives in our fight to end all forms of bullying. To make the #TCFYouthAmbassador program more accessible to every youth across the country, we need your help by making a gift today. Click here to learn more.