MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Local group PACER is known for helping families of children with disabilities, but this month their also bringing to light the issue of bullying.
Their program running now is called the “We Will Generation,” which empowers kids to stop bullying. Jenna Hanson, the public coordinator for the program, joined the WCCO This Morning show on Wednesday talk a benefit PACER has on Saturday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.READ MORE: Girl Shot In Head During Mpls. Birthday Party Confirmed As Student At Elementary School In New Hope
Hanson said among the events at the benefit are a live auction and silent auction. She said the “We Will Generation” is a program geared towards students who are trying to make a change in their school communities, bring students together to put an end to bullying.READ MORE: AMBER ALERT: Samantha Stephenson, 13, Last Seen With Brandon Morgan, 19, Who May Be In 'Manic State'
The biggest message from PACER is that it’s the bystanders of bullying who can make a difference, asking them to step in and help a fellow student.MORE NEWS: Richard Skramstad Charged In Western Wisconsin Meth Investigation
The benefit is Saturday at the Minneapolis convention center. WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello are hosting the event, with music from legend Diana Ross.