The Tyler Clementi Foundation
- New York
The Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Joseph and Jane Clementi to end bullying through inclusion, assertion of dignity, and acceptance, in order to honor the memory of Tyler: a son, a brother, and a friend. Its mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities.
In 2010, Tyler’s death became a global news story, highlighting the impact and consequences of bullying, harassment, and humiliation, while sparking a dialogue among parents, teachers, and students across the country. Tyler’s story also linked to broader issues affecting youth and families such as LGBTQ inequality, safety in schools, youth in crisis, higher education support systems, and cyberbullying.
Through free programs like the Upstander Pledge, #Day1, the Upstander Speaker Series, and Tyler’s Suite, TCF empowers individuals and groups to take a stand against bullying and to create safe spaces where individuals embrace diversity.