Matching rings and bracelets to support anti-bullying

My bracelets often inspire empowering conversations; The conversations often end, with me giving the other participant the bracelet off my wrist.  The bracelets include my words of inspiration for today’s youth : “Never let anyone define who they want you to be. You know who you are”.  And now I also have matching rings in bright neon colors. The rings too help support anti-bullying and lead to empowering discussions.

It’s not always so easy but it’s important, so important to find that fit inside you; to find what you believe in, what excites you and what you like to do. Be a change maker for yourself and you just may Rise Above in your own personal – or even global world!

In 2012, Silberkleit created Rise Above Social Issues Foundation INC. to address challenging issues such as bullying, obesity, literacy. The Foundation is developing a series of educational comic books that focus on these issues and encourage literacy and confidence so that youth can become positive influences on their peers. She shares her words of inspiration with today’s youth. Her bracelets and rings will be available for sale the Foundation website.

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Archie’s Girls are getting a makeover

Now you don’t have to choose between Betty and Veronica. You can alternate each day with the new line of Archie’s Girls Cosmetics, being developed by MAC. Nancy Silberkleit, Co-CEO of Archie Comics and Founder of Rise Above Social Issues Foundation, aims to “celebrate the iconic beauty looks of Betty and Veronica.”

Betty and Veronica have their own distinct styles that will work well with MAC’s wide range of pigments. Pairing MAC with the “Zam”, “Wham”, “Pow” of the Archie Comic graphics will create a make-up line that will draw all of us – the Betty’s and Veronica’s of today – and help us build our own personal looks! Nancy Silberkleit says that a little of Veronica or Betty everyday will give her, her own distinct style with the heart-warming Archie stories and WOWs!! Or should I say smack!!!! Where is that cute red hair freckled face guy….. sigh

There were celebrations at San Diego Comic-Con to promote the upcoming venture. The make-up line will be available next spring with many interesting colors that could tie in to the infamous scratch-n-sniff business cards that Silberkleit hands out. I can’t wait…..

Nancy Silberkleit Raising Awarness for Anti-bullying

Seasoned anti-bullying and literacy advocate, Nancy Silberkleit, aims to raise awareness and stop the harm that bullying can cause.

As Co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications, Silberkleit, is using her experience and educational training to inspire self-confidence and strength in children of all ages. Working to create an inspired community, her initiatives are also furthering her philanthropic reach. In 2012, Silberkleit created Rise Above Social Issues Foundation to address challenging issues such as bullying, obesity, literacy. The Foundation is developing a series of educational comic books that focus on these issues and encourage literacy and confidence so that youth can become positive influences on their peers. She shares her words of inspiration with today’s youth: “Never let anyone define who they want you to be. You know who you are, be pro-active in your life”.

To learn more about what you can do to support the International Bullying Prevention Association, visit www.stopbullyingworld.org.

Empowering Conversations

My bracelets often inspire empowering conversations; The conversations often end, with me giving the other participant the bracelet off my wrist.  The bracelets include my words of inspiration for today’s youth : “Never let anyone define who they want you to be. You know who you are, be pro-active in your life”. I’ve been in situations where I was uncomfortable, was told what to do and who to be; I was even bullied and laughed at. These words of inspiration came to me as I dug my heels into the ground, held my head high and proceeded to go forth in the direction I chose as I defined who I was.  I did not allow the others to plan MY life.  It’s not always so easy but it’s important, so important to find that fit inside you; to find what you believe in, what excites you and what you like to do. Be a change maker for yourself and you just may Rise Above in your own personal – or even global world!

I found myself in a situation where I inherited a major business. As an art teacher, I had no formal business training and nobody to show me the way. I realized I was most comfortable as a teacher, watching and helping people learn. I taught and continue to teach youth about anti-bullying, literacy and obesity. I use the power of comic books to tell stories about social issues that face today’s youth. Literacy and confidence often come hand in hand. My bracelets are worn by many of these hands. My bracelets are soothing and grey in color – like ME and my grey hair. The quote was going to be in orange, which is synonomous with cheerfulness and the famous iconic Archie character from the 1970’s. After attending a movie premiere at Harvard for the movie ‘Bullies’ I chose to put my quote in black.

In 2012, Silberkleit created Rise Above Social Issues Foundation INC. to address challenging issues such as bullying, obesity, literacy. The Foundation is developing a series of educational comic books that focus on these issues and encourage literacy and confidence so that youth can become positive influences on their peers. She shares her words of inspiration with today’s youth: “Never let anyone define who they want you to be. You know who you are, be pro-active in your life”. Her bracelets and rings will be available for sale the Foundation website.

STAN GOLDBERG to Illustrate Educational, Anti-bullying Comic Book

Nancy Silberkleit of Rise Above Social Issues is proud to announce that American comic book artist Stan Goldberg will be illustrating the inaugural issue of the forthcoming series of educational, not-for-profit comics that they are publishing. The comic book addresses bullying in the school system, and is written by John A. Wilcox, the seasoned comic book author.

Goldberg has already begun illustrating the comic, which will be completed in fall 2012. “I could not be more honored that Stan has agreed to work with us on this important project,” says Nancy Silberkleit.  “He is one of the most respected comic illustrators, and watching him bring these characters to life has been truly wonderful.”

Silberkleit, Co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications, has initiated this project to help provide confidence and hope for bullied children as well as perspective on how to deal with the hurt that comes from being a victim of bullying. Nancy Silberkleit says, “Never let anyone define who they want you to be. You know who you are, be proactive in life.” The educational comic series will be available to schools, private educators and parents beginning in May.  Forthcoming issues in this series will cover a variety of topics pertaining to childhood health and wellness issues including literacy, childhood obesity, sexuality and bullying.

Humane Society and Nancy Silberkleit raise awareness for anti-bullying

At the 5th Annual Toast to the Humane Society of New York, held in March, I joined prominent journalists, fashion designers, government officials and ‘wall streeters’ to raise awareness for animals that are abused and abandoned. Many of the guests enjoyed the evening with their cuddly pets and focused efforts on placing abused and abandoned animals. The evening was a success, as all of the dogs available for adoption found homes.

Often, it’s the same bullies, that bully animals and the people around them. There is a natural tie-in to build awareness for anti-bullying in schools AND with animals. The voices for anti-bullying speak to protect all humans AND animals from feeling threatened, uncomfortable or scared from someone trying to intimidate or control you.

Nancy Silberkleit, Co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications, and advocate for anti-bullying, is using her educational training and experience to inspire self-confidence and strength in children of all ages. Her efforts focus on creating an inspired community while also furthering her philanthropic reach. In 2012, Silberkleit created Rise Above Social Issues Foundation to address challenging issues such as bullying, obesity, literacy. The Foundation is developing a series of educational comic books that focus on these issues and encourage literacy and confidence so that youth can become positive influences on their peers. She shares her words of inspiration with today’s youth: “Never let anyone define who they want you to be. You know who you are, be pro-active in your life”.

East Hampton Library Hosts 7th Annual Authors Night

Authors Night is a lavish fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library.  Beginning in 2005 with a handful of dinners and a few hundred attendees, it has grown to be the premier literary event of the Hamptons with over 160 authors and more than 1,000 people in attendance. Seven years ago, Nancy Silberkleit sparked the interest and helped launched the first event at the East Hampton Library. Silberkleit, Co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications, will be at the 7th Annual Authors Night, being held on August 11, 2012. All proceeds go directly to the Library.

The evening begins under the tent at the East Hampton Library with fabulous hors d’oeuvres and wine. Guests will meet the authors, buy their books and have them inscribed. The most recent titles for each author are available for purchase at the event. Guests can also bring their own books to have them inscribed.

From there, the evening continues as some of the authors discuss their most recent book at dinner parties held in private homes throughout the Hamptons.

Every title — past and present —  written by our guest authors can be inscribed at the event. Don’t forget to bring your books with you.

For more information visit:

http://www.authorsnight.org/

http://www.easthamptonlibrary.org/calendar/index.html