Chase Wilson Education recognizes NJ teen for her volunteer work

After overcoming a long history with bullying, Ashley Craig founded Students Against Being Bullied (S.A.B.B.) to empower students to fight back against bullying.
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Oct. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- Ashley Craig, a 16-year old student from High Point Regional High School in Sussex, NJ has been recognized as CWE’s final “Change-Maker” of the year for her dedication to the anti-bullying movement.  Craig speaks regularly to student groups, school boards and also at National Conferences about her own bullying prevention plan.  She is the creator of the non-profit organization “Students Against Being Bullied,” or S.A.B.B.    

In Middle School, Craig was relentlessly taunted by a group of older boys.  The bullying became so severe that her parents almost transferred her to another school.  Even after overcoming her own personal struggles with the issue, Craig was confronted with a life-threatening situation towards the end of 8th grade.  There, a boy confided in her that he was strongly considering killing himself as a result of bullying.  Craig immediately reported the issue to the school Guidance Counselor who intervened.  The boy later credited Craig with “saving his life.”

This experience, coupled with her own personal history, led Craig to found S.A.B.B. and develop her own multi-tiered bullying prevention program.  This program was implemented by her school last year.  Since that time, Craig has been asked to speak at numerous events and conferences including but not limited to the FBI’s Youth Leadership Program and The Civil Rights and Hate Crimes Symposium in Birmingham, Alabama.  

Craig is the recipient of multiple honors and awards including a Certificate of Excellence from the Governor’s Office of NJ, the Caring Student of the Year Award, the Prudential Spirit of Community Award (2010 & 2012) and the President’s Volunteer Service Award (2010 & 2012).  

In the last six months alone, Craig has been asked to conduct over forty anti-bullying presentations to students, educators, law enforcement professionals, and school boards.  She aspires towards a Federal Anti-Bullying Legislation, which she hopes to participate in someday.

CWE’s is honoring Ashley Craig as a  “Change-Maker” because her selfless dedication to and incredible passion for bullying prevention makes her a role model for other teens – especially those that are victims of bullying.  

You can view her story at

CWE’s “Change-Makers” are students between the ages of 10 and 22 who embody the spirit of empathetic excellence through selfless acts of kindness and volunteerism.  Craig is one of four students to be recognized as “Change-Makers” since last fall.  They are each eligible to be named “The Change-Maker of the Year.”  Voting for this honor will begin later this fall on CWE’s Facebook Fan Page.  “The Change-Maker of the Year” will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  

Parents, teachers, friends, relatives, coaches or even students themselves are encouraged to fill out the submission tab at or to email if they think they know or are a “Change-Maker.”
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