Glee’s Max Adler, has launched “Max’s A-B-C Initiative – Anti-Bullying Through City Hearts,” a pilot program at Foster Elementary School in Compton, Calif.
As part of the effort, Adler visited the school Tuesday, where he encouraged students to get involved in the arts, be it literature, acting, dance, photography or more as an alternative to bullying their classmates.
“If kids understand from an early age that everyone in this world is equal, the thought of bullying others will not even enter their headspace,” he said. “The arts, whether it’s music, acting, dance, playwriting or photography, helps kids realize that we all want the same things: love, laughter, great memories with family and friends and to be given a chance to succeed,” Adler added.
Said City Hearts founder and executive director Sherry Jason: “[Adler] may play a bully on TV but in reality, he cares deeply about preventing bullying.”