FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/14/2017
Two Evansville-Based Companies Merge to Promote Positive School Behavior on a National Scale
Evansville, IN – Evansville-based reACT to Bullying has merged with Motivating Systems, LLC to bring its bullying prevention message to a nationwide audience. Matt Hart, founder of reACT to Bullying, announced the partnership with Motivating Systems, creators of PBIS Rewards, Workplace Rewards, and Student Fan Rewards. As the presenter of the reACT to Bullying program, Hart calls the union of the two companies, “a dynamic, awesome partnership between two Evansville-based organizations having a huge impact in schools.”
reACT to Bullying reached more than 120 schools and 80,000 people just last year. Hart, a former classroom teacher, is the sole presenter of the program. Halfway through the last school year, PBIS Rewards president Pat Heck approached Hart about a possible partnership between the two companies.
“Our stated mission with PBIS Rewards is to make schools a great place for students to learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally,” says Heck. “Matt’s reACT to Bullying has essentially the same mission. PBIS Rewards is used by schools in 43 states across the country and in Canada, which will give reACT to Bullying a bigger reach. As we continue to grow nationally and internationally, Matt’s anti-bullying message will help to enhance the goals schools have to improve their cultures.”
Hart saw firsthand the impact of PBIS Rewards, a technology-based solution which helps schools create a positive social and academic environment, at a particular middle school. “I let a teacher know that I was so impressed and had such a great time performing for their students. She then informed me that PBIS Rewards had transformed their school. That’s the point I started to do my research,” Hart explained.
Hart stated, “I couldn’t think of a more positive partnership. We’ve recently presented at the National Conference on School Discipline in Atlanta, GA. The impact and reach this will afford is tremendously exciting, and bully prevention is a nationwide issue. It’s a wonderful win/win.”
About Motivating Systems, LLC and reACT to Bullying
Motivating Systems, LLC, based in Evansville, Indiana, is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider and creators of PBIS Rewards, Workplace Rewards, and Student Fan Rewards. The company’s offerings merge digital systems with motivation to create inspiration. Our mission is to develop systems that help organizations motivate people to do their best. To learn more about Motivating Systems visit https://motivatingsystems.com.
reACT to Bullying is a service offering from Motivating Systems that strives to empower schools with the knowledge, wherewithal, and inspiration to take action against bullying. The reACT to Bullying message is one of awareness and authenticity. As a bullying survivor, Matt Hart draws from his experiences and his background as an educator to create a program that inspires students and teachers alike. To learn more about reACT to Bullying visit www.reacttobullying.org.
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