Our video library highlights the Safe School Ambassadors program, student-produced videos on bullying and the SSA program, testimonials, and interviews with Ambassadors and school staff.
Introduction to Safe School Ambassadors - Elementary Program
Introduction to Safe School Ambassadors - Middle School Program
Introduction to Safe School Ambassadors - High School Program
This award-winning documentary, produced by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, introduces 4th grade teacher Toshiro Kanamori, whose students' assignment for the year is to learn how to have a happy life.
At Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colorado , students, parents and administration are meeting face-to-face to resolve student conflict with conversation. The number of physical altercations has taken a nosedive as this new type of disciplinary action, called "restorative justice," replaces suspension.
Rick Phillips, founder and ED of Community Matters, discusses the nature of bullying today, and the 'Inside-Out' approach to improving school climate. Produced by NationalEdOnline for the Schools Insurance Authority, a joint powers authority located in Sacramento, CA.
This anti-bullying video was created by Kendra Goff, a senior at Analy High School in Sebastopol, CA. Kendra presented her video and spoke at Community Matters' annual Waking Up Courage Recognition and Fundraising Luncheon held at the French Garden Restaurant in Sebastopol on November 2, 2013
Safe School Ambassadors from Santa Rosa Middle School talk about their role on campus, creating a safer and more inclusive school climate.
The Clinton School of Public Service invited Rick Phillips, Executive Director of Community Matters as one of their Distinguished Speakers for their series of public lectures in Little Rock, Arkansas.
On the 5th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, Community Matters' Safe School Ambassadors program was featured on NBC's Today Show as a solution to bullying on school campuses.
CM Executive Director Rick Phillips is interviewed by Melissa Forman on WCIU-TV about the Safe School Ambassadors program and our work with schools in the Chicago area.
Students and staff at Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, CA discuss the impact of the SSA program.
Overview of the Safe School Ambassadors program for Elementary grades, featuring student Ambassadors, faculty from SSA schools, and Community Matters' Executive Director Rick Phillips.
CM Executive Director Rick Phillips takes the field at AT&T Park to accept a $10,000 grant from the SF Giants Community Fund as one of the 2012 recipients of their Strike Out Violence awards.
A montage of clips from our video library, focusing on students speaking on what being a Safe School Ambassador has meant to them.
Students and staff from Bayside High School in Queens, NY thank alumnus Spencer Sherman for funding the Safe School Ambassadors program at their school.
Safe School Ambassadors from Belmont High School, an inner-city school in Los Angeles, CA talk about how joining SSA has helped them improve their lives and their school's safety.
Depicts the consequences of actual bullying incidents that occurred on campus. Created by students and staff at Oak Park High School, Oak Park, CA.
A teen girl becomes a victim of cyberbullying. Oak Park High teachers and students discuss the problem of cyberbullying and what can be done about it. Created by students and staff at Oak Park High School, Oak Park, CA.
CM Executive Director Rick Phillips has presented at more than 300 national and regional conferences with groups from sizes 25 to 3,000. He is a nationally-recognized expert on the power of youth, and their effectiveness to reduce bullying and other forms of mistreatment.