Country music newcomer Lizzie Sider is on a mission: to prevent bullying by sharing her own real-life experiences of being bullied.
The 16-year-old singer has already connected with more than 100,000 students in more than 250 schools in California, Florida and Texas through her "NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY" Bully Prevention Assembly Tour. Now she's heading to New York, So Much Moore reports.
During the assemblies, Sider encourages kids to help prevent bullying, as she recounts her own personal journey as a young student who was ridiculed and teased-and she explains how she overcame the teasing. She also performs her original song "Butterfly," which she co-wrote about her bullying experience. She says her goal is to help kids as a positive role model, having risen above her own ridicule, to pursue a career in music.
Sider is now bringing her tour to New York City. The Oct. 6-15 tour will coincide with October's National Bully Prevention activities, and includes visits with at least one school in each of New York City's five boroughs.
The teenager has upcoming appearances on "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Better Show," and has already been featured on "Access Hollywood," "Billboard," "Hallmark's Home & Family," "TIME for Kids," "Nashville's Crook & Chase" and "Emotional Mojo." She was also named by the Country Music Association as an Artist to Watch in 2013. She is currently working on an EP of new material for release this fall, produced by ACM Award winner James Stroud, who has generated more than 130 career No. 1 hit singles.
Sider's "NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY" New York City tour scheduled appearances are as follows, with more to be added:
10/6/14 - QUEENS, NY - P.S. 40 Q SAMUEL HUNTINGTON SCHOOL
10/7/14 - EAST HARLEM, NY - MOSAIC PREPARATORY ACADEMY
10/8/14 - MANHATTAN, NY - P.S. 83 LUIS MUNOZ RIVERA
10/9/14 - BRONX, NY - P.S. 63 AUTHOR'S ACADEMY
10/10/14 - BROOKLYN, NY - P.S. 1 THE BERGEN ELEMENTARY
10/14/14 - STATEN ISLAND, NY - THE GIFFORD SCHOOL
10/15/14 - BROOKLYN, NY - P.S. 205 CLARION
For more dates, go to www.LizzieSider.com.