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Motivated To Act Receives "Innovation in Curriculum" Award from the Child Safety Network®

“I encourage every parent and teacher to visit and
find unique products and curriculum that includes Junga the Dancing Yeti® in their K- 3rd grade plans. We are very proud of our CSN’s Senior Advisor on
antibullying (Stephen Tako) for creating such an innovative and entertaining
way to teach children how to be good citizens, demonstrate empathy, be a
good sport, learn, share and play in peace with their classmates which will
place them on a path toward a confident life” said Ward Leber, CSN’s CEO.

It started with a simple story for primary school children. A character who looked different from everyone around him. He was a target for bullying. That idea not only launched an award-winning book series and films featuring Junga the Dancing Yeti®, but propelled its author, Stephen Tako, and his collaborators to create a non-profit organization to develop the “Confident LifeTM” anti-bullying program for kids.

Motivated To Act Launched its newest film in true California fashion – with the audience walking the red carpet, enjoying complimentary refreshments, networking with creators and educators, and enjoying the World Premiere of
the new Junga the Dancing Yeti® short film, “Yeti, Set, Go!” at the UC San Diego Faculty Club, in La Jolla.

Watch movie trailer here:

“Yeti Set Go!” is a football-based film featuring the voices of five former NFL
players: Brian Sipe, Dave DesRochers, Brett Faryniarz, Marques Ogden and J.R. Tolver. The film takes place on the mountain on which Junga lives and is the location of a popular football game. The game sheds light on respecting others on and off the field and helps children understand the importance of sportsmanship and of treating others with kindness.

Ward Leber, CEO & Founder of the Child Safety NetworkTM (“CSNTM”) placed Stephen Tako on CSN’s professional advisory board last year as a subject matter expert on anti-bullying.

Among other volunteer efforts for CSN, Stephen testified before the Colorado State committees on Education in both the House and Senate last year; with a dozen other nationally recognized CSN
Senior Advisors who are experts on student, campus and school bus safety
and security.

“The San Diego Cooperative Charter School has agreed to pilot the Confident LifeTM program this year for K-3rd grades. Once the program is fully vetted with measurable goals attained, we will open the program on a national and then international level” said Tako.

Event Sponsors included: Child Safety Network, Rezilir Health, Harmony
Mama Law, Christy White & Associates, ATS Wealth Management, Cigma
Media, JYT LAW, Gary Spatz’s The Playground, La Jolla Golden Triangle
Rotary Club, The 1st & Goal Project, Li Zhang and Family, Nancy Gatschet,
Jennifer Jeffries, Dianne Day & Brad Nemeth, Chris & Keith Muhart,
Vinestreet Entertainment Consulting, Paraskevi.

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About CSN: Now in its 4th Decade of National Public Service, CSN is America’s leading innovator in the fight to prevent child abuse
abduction, injury, exploitation and reduce teen violence.From day-one, CSN has never charged a penny for its work or paid any of its executives for their amazing volunteer efforts. CSN became nationally renowned for its many innovations (since 1989); and in particular, its
ability to teach parents of newborns though early college years how to raise safer healthier families.

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Motivated To Act Annual Gala to Prevent Childhood Bullying

Thursday, September 12 · 5:30 - 9pm PDT

Join us for a night to support and learn more about Motivated To Act, as they provide a safer environment for all young children to thrive.