OUR WHY

In 2015, Caityn Nell Haynes completed suicide. She was repeatedly bullied by her peers at school and online. Food was thrown in her hair. She wasn’t allowed to sit at the school’s cafeteria table. She had chewed gum stuck on her locker and her truck. Untrue and painful rumors were spread about her. She was punched in the face, called names and told to kill herself.

1 OUT OF 4 U.S. STUDENTS REPORTS BEING BULLIED AT SCHOOL!

The core elements of bullying include: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and a repetition of these behaviors or a high likelihood of repetition.

In 2015, the Haynes family formed Before You Hate, Think of Cait in honor of their daughter in the hopes that no other child or family would endure what Cait and their family dealt with. In 2016, the non-profit was renamed PEER Kindness to honor Cait and the values she lived by. We are asked often, “How can I get involved?” The very best way to get involved is to become educated on recognizing, responding and reporting bullying incidents. You can also volunteer, attend our fundraising events and share our contact information across social media platforms. Donations are always accepted.

VISION

Create a safe and inclusive environment for all.

MISSION

Work in partnership with schools, businesses and community leaders, families and youth to reduce bullying and to foster a PEER stance.

VALUES

  • P.E.E.R.

  • Be Positive.

  • Be Encouraging.

  • Be Empathetic.

  • Be Respectful and Be KIND!

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CAIT’S CORNER
OUR SUPPORTERS
STAFF & BOARD
ANNUAL REPORTS

BE THE CHANGE

As long as bullying, cruelty & exclusion persists, none of us can truly rest. It takes all of us to be the change we wish to see in the world. Get involved today and start making the difference.