Outreach and Resources

Who Are The FightSong! Heroes?

    Ashlan Park

    John wanted to break as many stereotypes about Asians as he could. “Asian characters: they’re nerdy, they’re never really cool unless they’re martial artists or something like that. I thought making Ashlan a DJ would be...a very positive and cool representation."

    Aisha Powell

    Aisha's dress is a little more formal-- she wants to become a teacher and she takes herself very seriously. "Aisha comes from the girls and women that were a part of my life and that I haven’t had a chance to see a lot of."

    Reese Carter

    Reese found out a friend, a (female) skater, refused to report some students who were physically threatening her every single day in person and on Facebook. When Reese reported it through FS! - He felt like he was protecting his best friend from what he saw was an escalating threat…

    Victor Romero

    Even before Victor lost his arm in a car accident when he was 15, Victor had depression. Victor decided to DM his school counselor using FightSong figuring he didn't have anything to lose. His counselor messaged back right away, inviting him into her office and confirming he was safe. Feeling…

    Kai Greene

    Getting involved is more important when you’re a part of a marginalized community,” John told us, which is why Kai became an activist. When describing Kai’s gender presentation, John adds that the artist, “wanted everything to read as more neutral."

    Fariha Kapoor

    A complicated character like the rest of the FS! Heroes, “She’s a really good basketball player and she’s taking the classic jock character and turning it on its head a bit.”

    John Berry

    John Berry is an Animator, Illustrator, and Teacher currently living and working in Kansas City, MO.

    Our FightSong! Heroes were created as uniquely complicated individuals that all students could find a little bit of themselves in.

    Every FightSong! school receives art quality posters featuring all of the characters and they can be seen throughout our website and social media.



      May 20, 2019

      What is bullying, anyway?

      Last week, I was at a conference talking to a former educator whose wife still teaches. He told me a…
      May 7, 2019

      Science of Stress and Anxiety

      Anxiety is born from stress, but not all stress is bad. There is a performance curve related to stress level.…
      May 6, 2019

      National Mental Health Month

      As mental health advocates, we are proudly celebrating May being National Mental Health Month at FightSong!Did you know that National…
      May 6, 2019

      How to Improve the Student to School Counselor Ratio and Lessen the School Counselor Workload

      250 students for every 1 school counselor. This is the recommended ratio for public school students around the country. (EdWeek)The…
      May 1, 2019

      Mental Health Awareness Month

      The Connection Between Mental Health Awareness and ‘Anti-Bullying’ With the national dialog on mental health awareness continues, bullying has become…
      April 23, 2019

      Making Friends at #NCEA19

      Hanging out with the Pope. Staci and Kacy are having a fantastic time making friends at the National Catholic Educational…
      April 16, 2019

      Dad and Daughter Co-Found Antibullying App They Wish They’d Had

      Wichita, KS. Both James Smith and his daughter Staci were bullied in school. When Staci came to James for support,…



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