We are a grassroots effort focused on fostering diversity and inclusion in Pasco County schools and the community.

Support The Cause

Friends, it is not enough to say you raise your children not to see color. It is not enough to tell your children to be kind, without teaching them the reasons why we must love our neighbors. It is not enough to say publicly that discrimination will not be tolerated, while privately you do nothing. We must set the example for our children as to the kind of citizens we want them to become.  Journey with us as we embark on an endeavor that will benefit all students and families within our community.

Research shows that the most effective bullying prevention efforts involve students, parents, teachers, and community members. Community-wide engagement demonstrates to students that adults care what happens to them and that they are not alone. Pasco County Agents for Change works collaboratively with families, schools, and community partners like Anytown and Pasco Pride to improve reporting, implement solutions and create a broader culture of caring support for all youth in Pasco County.

How We Work To Change Culture

Research shows that the most effective bullying prevention efforts involve students, parents, teachers, and community members. Community-wide engagement demonstrates to students that adults care what happens to them and that they are not alone. Pasco County Agents for Change works collaboratively with families, schools, and community partners like Anytown and Pasco Pride to improve reporting, implement solutions and create a broader culture of caring support for all youth in Pasco County.

Evidence Based Solutions

School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25% (McCallion & Feder, 2013).  Additionally, students reported that the most helpful things teachers can do are:  listen to the student, check in with them afterwards to see if the bullying stopped, and give the student advice (Davis & Nixon, 2010). Furthermore, involving law enforcement officials, faith organizations, community action groups, and other visible members of the community helps school officials and parents to address the bigger issues of disrespect, bias, and violence that can contribute to bullying issues in schools (StopBullying.gov, 2016; Swearer, Wang, Collins, Strawhun, & Fluke, 2014 ).