In October 2009 Jowharah Sanders founded National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), a community-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.

As she told SFGN, NVEEE “came out of my desire to help prevent bullying and suicide among our young people. After two suicide attempts of my own (as a teenager) I knew all too well that it could be prevented, and that perhaps by sharing my experiences it may help someone else.”

NVEEE’s goal “is providing signature programs to schools and establishing bonds with youth and families in need of support dealing with bullying and suicide ideation.”

NVEEE’s work has been rightly recognized by the national media, most notably by the ABC TV Network’s “Secret Millionaire.” On January 29, The Creative Coalition and World Wrestling Entertainment, co-founders of the Be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect) anti-bullying initiative, chose NVEEE as one of five winners of the first-ever Be a STAR grant program. “The grant will provide funding for NVEEE’s signature ‘Not on My Watch’ School-wide Bullying Prevention Program and the Peace Ambassador Program, which will serve over 7,000 students in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties throughout the school-year.”

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