How Do Schools Implement
Stand For Courage?

The Stand For Courage (SFC) school implementation strategies were developed to help schools take the next step in bullying prevention by giving students effective and efficient leadership strategies for positively recognizing stand-up behavior and creating a more positive school climate and culture.  

Schools begin the process by creating a student-driven leadership team, often known as the Stand For Courage (SFC) Team.

Once the SFC team is created, leading staff members facilitate at least monthly meetings with at least four specific charges: 

  1. The team must establish their teaming structure, including the team name, norms for meetings, roles, and responsibilities of members, and the meeting calendar

  2. The team must develop a strategy for recognizing the standup behavior of peers. This usually includes the establishment of an SFC box or boxes in the school, where students and staff can fill out forms for recognizing others.

  3. In addition to the recognition strategy, the SFC team is also charged with the creation and implementation of “marketing” strategies that get the word out about the SFC, and teach the rest of the school and community how to get involved.

  4. Finally, SFC teams are charged with analyzing, problem-solving, and reporting around school and community data.


A Stand For Courage activation at your event provides a critical touch point for youth and their families to a leading edge bullying prevention program celebrating stand-up behavior. The nature of our recognition through pop-culture instills positive and exciting energy to all audiences.