ALLEGAN, Mich. – An area teenager is going above and beyond to further his fight against bullying in schools.
Teenager Bryce Frost put on an event in Allegan this past weekend where over 50 people came out to encourage a message of peace: “Stop the Bullying Now.” Former MSU basketball player, Anthony Ianni, was invited to come speak at the event. Frost and Ianni both spoke about how they grew up and encouraged the young people in attendance to choose a life free of hurting others to feel better about themselves.
Frost grew up with autism, and in third grade, his family said he was often bullied to the point of fainting; even diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when he was younger.
“I was not really learning that much, because basically I was afraid somebody would come back and behind my back, I was afraid somebody was going to fight me,” the teenager told FOX 17 in 2014, after he first began his anti-bullying crusade.
“As long as I can help one person to stop the bullying I’ve done by job,” said Frost. “Or if I help one person to get stronger, I also have done by job.”
Frost tells FOX 17 that he feels the event was a great success. Other speakers shared statistics about bullying and advice to the many young people dealing with bullying on a daily basis.
To learn more about his organization, visit Frost’s Facebook page for ‘Stop the Bullying Now.’