Elizabeth with P.E.A.C.E. box, photo by Shea Anne Portrait
- May 7, 2014 - NORCO, Calif. --
Norco, CA, May 8, 2014 –Elizabeth Anne Pearson, 18 yrs old Norco Native and Girl Scout with a passion for community involvement, founded the P.E.A.C.E. Project. Originally launced in 2012, P.E.A.C.E. Project stands for Protect Each other Against Cruelty and Exclusion. Several schools within the Corona-Norco Unified School District have already adopted the project by installing P.E.A.C.E. boxes, which allow students to anonymously alert school officials about bullying they have either experienced or witnessed.
Pearson currently attends Riverside City College and Norco College, double majoring in communications and psychology, with a certificate in American Sign Language. She was recently crowned Miss California Teen Icon 2014 in Cypress California. Through out her year of reign Pearson hopes to bring awareness to the current bullying problem in today’s school and expand the P.E.A.C.E. Project to other schools and districts to prevent other students from experiencing the effects of bullying.