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Anti-Bullying Tour Brings Message to Joplin Schools

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Teen musicians from across the nation visit Joplin schools to share a message about how to treat one another.
JOPLIN, Mo.  -- Teen musicians from across the nation visit Joplin schools to share a message about how to treat one another.

Joplin's Royal Heights Elementary and South Middle Schools hosted a tour Wednesday called "Teen Nation."

Seven young artists performed in Joplin Wednesday. They're traveling the region to spread an anti-bullying message.

 "People don't realize how big of an issue this really is. Bullying can be in any form," says Tyler Matl, a performer with the group Teen Nation.

Music is a platform to tackle an issue close to the heart for "Teen Nation" tour performers.

"We're just all here to spread the word about anti-bullying. It's something that everyone here can relate to and is passionate about," said Matl.

"They really listen to the teenagers because it's more of a personal level. They can really relate to us," said Kristina Lachaga, Teen Nation Performer.

All seven performers, each from different parts of the nation, come together to share their own experiences with being bullied. They hope to make a lasting impact,  through both music and stories, emphasizing why it's so important to treat others with compassion.

"It just takes one person to help make that difference, and if we can just make an impact on one person and start a chain reaction, you know it goes from there," said Matl.

The tour is also stopping at schools in Arkansas, Indiana, and Mississippi. This important message will reach over 14,000 students.


(story contributed by KODE/KSN, Joplin, MO)

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