[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E201]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




   HONORING NATIONAL VOICES FOR EQUALITY, EDUCATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT

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                           HON. LOIS FRANKEL

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor National 
Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), an 
organization from my district, on receiving a $25,000 grant from the 
first-ever Be a STAR (Show Tolerance and Respect) Initiative.
  The Be a STAR program, cofounded by the WWE and the Creative 
Coalition, recognizes projects that help encourage respect and 
tolerance among our nation's schoolchildren, and NVEEE has certainly 
earned this distinction.
  NVEE is a non-profit organization located in Fort Lauderdale, 
Florida, whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide. 
This grant will be used to fund the Peace Ambassadors program and train 
young leaders in South Florida to serve as advocates to prevent 
bullying in their schools and communities.
  Once again, I am proud to congratulate NVEEE on their efforts to 
empower our children and create a climate of acceptance, and I look 
forward to their continued success.

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