Kids Reached As Of



In 1,004 Schools

We have raised $30,418 of our $175,000 yearly donor supported operating budget.

$0 Goal Amount

June 2014

July 2015

Who We Honor

Our History

Stand for the Silent was started in 2010 by a group of students from the Oklahoma State University- Oklahoma City Upward Bound Chapter after they heard the story of Kirk and Laura Smalley’s son, Ty Field-Smalley. At eleven years-old, Ty took his own life after being suspended from school for retaliating against a bully that had been bullying him for over two years.

Stand for the Silent exists as a platform to allow Kirk and Laura to share their story and offer education and tools that will prevent their tragedy from happening to another child and family. Kirk and Laura’s mission is to continue to change kids’ lives and bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Since May 2010, Kirk and Laura Smalley have traveled to hundreds of schools and spoken with more than 833,000 kids.  In March 2011, Kirk and Laura met privately with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in The White House prior to attending the first ever White House conference on bullying. Their story is featured in Director Lee Hirsch's feature film, Bully. Kirk and Laura have been invited to a number of conferences on bullying and met with Lady Gaga this spring at the launch of the Born This Way Foundation.

Bullying Vigil

Stand for the Silent has seen unbelievable growth and support. On August 24th, 2010 a silent vigil spanning the globe was organized to honor the victims of bullying related suicide. From the Oklahoma State capitol lawn and twenty other states to Australia, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom, gatherers expressed love and respect for those who suffer at the hands of bullies. The message was one of unity but also one supporting the need for legislative change concerning bullying.

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Stand For The Silent, Inc.

6918 W.128th St.

Perkins, OK 74059