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Alyssa Antoci 

A freshman in high school in Santa Barbara County, who wrote a book about bullying at age 8 called "The Purple Marble". The book was adapted into a one act musical by and is being performed in schools all over through their outreach program. She has her book at 150 schools so far with the goal to get it into every elementary school in America. 

Sandra Thornton

Former Executive Director of School Power Educational Foundation, Board of Boys and Girls Club in Laguna Beach, Board of CSP Shelters in Laguna Beach, Co-Manager of Chamber of Commerce Laguna Beach, Board member of Laguna Beach community clinic.

Ragan Thomson-O'Reilly
Mother of 5, Transformational Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor of Healing Hub Santa Barbara, facilitating healing for families and individuals.

Ability Awareness Project

Learn To Stop Bullying, Inc.

668 N. Coast Hwy., #144

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tel. (949) 415-4096

Pooneh Khazei

BS in Communications UCSB, MS in International Public Relations Boston University, Mother of 2, public speaker, writer.

Shayne Simpson

A senior at Corona Del Mar High School who also serves as the Vice President of National Honor Society and the color group leader in Youth and Government. As our Youth Ambassador Leader he has been recruiting a group of peers to research and update our list of children who have committed suicide due to bullying for our new set of vigils

Justin Phan

Humanitarian, activist, passionate about building a peaceful bully-free world for our next generation. Creator of our hundreds of vigils of children who’ve committed suicide due to bullying that we take to events for raising awareness.

Steve Dicterow 

City Council, former Mayor of Laguna Beach remains a strong, well-known and trusted leader of our community for the past 17 years. Mr. Dicterow has always been determined to get people involved in improving the quality of life in the city of Laguna Beach.

Kate McCallum
Founder of the non-profit corporation, C3: Center for Conscious Creativity, an LA based collective creative futuristic conscious media makers to transform society and culture through the power of art and media.

Our Leadership team

Corinne Capiaux 

BS from Texas A&M and Masters from University of Pennsylvania. Local and International work experience, mother of 3, passionate about our mission, filled with new innovative ideas to expand our impact.


Our Vision is to ensure that everyone is respectful and kind to one another and that no one suffers from social isolation and bullying.

Kelly McKinnon
MA, BCBA, Director of Behavior Intervention at the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Santa Ana


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Bullying hurts everyone. We all know about the pain and its effect on our children, their safety, and our society. One thing is for sure... the status quo is unacceptable and planting the seeds at an early age is the key for building a safe, peaceful, and strong world. Children need to learn compassion, empathy, non-judgement, tolerance, respect and understand that every individual has something unique to offer and contribute to our collective humanity. We all have one world and the more interconnected we are, the stronger we are. 


Lets learn and teach how to put a stop to bullying and lead our youth towards becoming the next generation of leaders and peacemakers on an interconnected humanistic path!


Shadi Pourkashef,



It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.