He may play resident bully Dave Karofsky on "Glee," but in real life Max Adler is working to end bullying. As the spokesman for City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, he is encouraging students to channel their energies into the arts, instead of ganging up on their classmates.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Adler has launched a pilot program at Foster Elementary School in Compton, California called Max's A-B-C Initiative – Anti-Bullying Through City Hearts. As he told the outlet, "If kids understand from an early age that everyone in this world is equal, the thought of bullying others will not even enter their headspace. The arts, whether it’s music, acting, dance, playwriting or photography, helps kids realize that we all want the same things: love, laughter, great memories with family and friends and to be given a chance to succeed."
City of Arts is a Los Angeles based nonprofit that brings arts-related classes to kids ages 5-18 at afterschool and arts program. The organization was founded by public defenders Bob and Sherry Jason in 1985.
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- Lori Wilson