November 5, 2021

If you've got it, haunt it! Boo Ball 2021 raises awareness of bullying

Some rose from the underworld, the mythical abode of the dead. Others appeared, as if by magic, from across the Coachella Valley. Fifty stylish actors, musicians and influencers arrived in vogue on the "Boo Ball Express Bus" from Los Angeles. Fashionistas all, they walked and strutted upon the orange carpet at the third annual Boo Ball to show support for Boo2Bullying (B2B) and its anti-bullying programs.

October 21, 2021

Mike Manning, Cassie Scerbo, and Jamie Miller team up with "The Elevate Prize" for National Bullying Prevention Month.

Emmy award-winning actor and producer Mike Manning (“The Bay”), actress Cassie Scerbo (“Sharknado”), and musician Jamie Miller team up with “The Elevate Prize” for National Bullying Prevention Month. Digital Journal has the scoop.

October 8, 2021

Solange Signoret to be named 'Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy'

At the young age of 16, Solange Signoret has achieved more in the areas of community service, human rights and philanthropy than most people three times her age. That youthful energy and drive to help others has not gone unnoticed. For all that Signoret has achieved in just a few short years, she is being honored as the "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy" at the upcoming 15th annual National Philanthropy Day in the Desert virtual awards celebration on Nov. 5.

January 19, 2021

Cassie Scerbo's 'Boo2Bullying' Challenge

Actress Cassie Scerbo made quite the splash in the 'Sharknado' series & 'Bring It On.' Now she is educating the younger generation about bullying and discrimination with her non-profit 'Boo2Bullying.' She joins our Amy Rutledge to chat about her campaign and a challenge to enter that not only will help support this cause, but can win you $5,000.

December 6, 2020

A Fireside Chat Recap: Days of our Lives Star Mike Manning

He produced the Showtime documentary Kidnapped for Christ. On the charitable front, he is an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization Boo2Bullying. He’s a board member for the largest youth-focused clean water organization in the world, Thirst Project, and he’s been honored by the City Council and State Assembly of New York for his work promoting equal rights around the United States.

October 30, 2020

Coachella Valley's Boo2Bullying addresses the challenges of youth during pandemic

Boo2Bullying, an organization working to eradicate bullying, intolerance and discrimination, has been busy during the pandemic. Normally, the organization would be presenting lively interactive programming in schools. While this is not currently possible, the organization’s strong social media platform has positioned it to continue reaching youth by ramping up virtual programming and outreach online.

January 17, 2020

Annual Bighorn Cares dinner donates $486,600 to 66 charities in the valley

Established five short years ago, Bighorn Golf Club Charities’ mission is to fund specific worthwhile projects by local nonprofit organizations that demonstrate a real need and to improve the quality of life for underserved people in the Coachella Valley.

January 3, 2020

Why I Give: Jill Golden

This past October, Barry and Jill Golden generously hosted a Halloween event for Boo2Bullying at their ranch. 

November 14, 2019

D’Ambrosio Twins, le giovani Bianca e Chiara, star americane in Italia

Le gemelle amano la filantropia, sono appassionate di animali e sono proiettate verso l’anti-bullismo, e sono infatti ambasciatrici dell’organizzazione Boo2Bullying con la realizzazione di una canzone sul tema dal titolo “Let Your Let Shine”. La musica del video di accompagnamento è stata trasmessa in 30 film festival  internazionali, facendo guadagnare loro il prestigioso premio Gracie Award per Eccellente Video Virale.

October 23, 2019

Boo 2 Bullying puts Coachella Valley Spotlight grant towards enhancing school presentations

Every month we bring you coverage of the Coachella Valley Spotlight grant. Today, we take a look at “Boo 2 Bullying.” Eye on the Desert’s Caitlin Thropay visited the nonprofit during one of their presentations to a local elementary school to see how they are using their Berger dollars.

“We’ve already reached over 11,250 kids thanks to the Berger foundation,” President and Founder of Boo 2 Bullying, Dimitri Halkidis told News Channel

April 6, 2019

Rancho Mirage’s Tolerance Education Center Celebrates Diversity

The exhibit was curated by Dimitri Halkidis, President and Founder of Boo2Bullying. On Thursday, March 7th, the Tolerance Education Center held the exhibit ...

December 1, 2017

Here are some of the causes Browns players are promoting through My Cause My Cleats

"I've seen the effects of bullying firsthand with people in my family, some siblings of some of my close friends," Telfer said. That's why he was excited about the opportunity to work with the organization. The group was looking to add an NFL player.

"I think that's why the organization was so excited about me joining, just because traditionally football players usually are the bully," Telfer said, "but for that to come from me, that bullying is wrong, treat everyone the way you want to be treated, I think it holds more weight.”

December 8, 2017

Randall Telfer named Cleveland Browns 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year

Last week, Telfer also participated in the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign to support Boo2Bullying, which seeks to eradicate bullying, intolerance and discrimination by educating schools and parents about accepting diversity and giving young people the tools to connect with and positively impact those around them.

August 15, 2016


Raísa was there to support Boo2Bullying, a nationwide campaign to end bullying through mentorship and outreach. Scerbo serves on the organization’s board of directors, so Raísa came out in support of her friend.

“Thank you for supporting babe,” Scerbo captioned a sweet reunion pic. “Grateful for friends like you.”

October 15, 2021

Boo2Bullying's 3rd annual Boo Ball to benefit school programs

Local nonprofit Boo2Bullying (B2B) will hold its 3rd annual Boo Ball at the Palm Springs Air Museum Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m.

The event will feature surprise celebrity guests as well as musical performances by Jamie Miller from The Voice UK, Jack Griffo and the band Kid Baron, Grammy-nominated American jazz singer-songwriter Chris Bennett and the kids from David Green’s Musical Theatre University.

May 20, 2021

Jamie Miller talks about "Here's Your Perfect" single, and Boo2Bullying

Atlantic recording artist Jamie Miller chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about his new single “Here’s Your Perfect,” and serving as an ambassador for Boo2Bullying.

April 23, 2021

NBCares Silver Linings Rob Paulsen Boo2Bullying

Voice actor Rob Paulsen is known for the popular character of Yakko, Donatello, Pinky and Carl Weezer among dozens of other iconic animated characters.

However, in 2016 he was alerted of life-changing news which almost jeopardized his career.


November 17, 2020

Mike Manning talks 'The Call,' 'Days of Our Lives,' and 'The Bay'

Mike is an avid supporter of Boo2Bullying, which provides outreach, education, and support for the youth. "Boo2Bullying still has my heart," he said. "We just welcomed a new ambassador Jamie Miller, who is a very talented singer."



March 18, 2020

Playing Her Part, Actress And Former Parklander Cassie Scerbo Uses Her Platform For Good

Auditioning for the lead role of Disney’s hit show “Hannah Montana” at 14 would be heady stuff for anyone.

But, even then, Cassandra “Cassie” Scerbo was cool and collected. In the end, Disney went with a younger unknown actress: Miley Cyrus.

March 13, 2020

NBCares: Boo2Bullying

Bullying has become a major epidemic, but one local nonprofit is doing something to combat the problem right here in our community.



November 1, 2019

First annual Boo Ball raises money to combat bullying

A full moon was shining through the trees at Lucky Me Ranch in Coachella, but it was a little scary. One lone policeman was trying to capture pirates and save the Roman emperors but only ended up catching some beautiful dancing girls and a few skeletons.

It turned out to be Boo2Bullying (B2B) supporters who were celebrating National Bullying Prevention month at the 1st annual Boo Ball, hosted by local philanthropists Jill and Barry Golden.

May 11, 2019

Boo2Bullying fights bullying, promotes unity

Palm Springs-based Boo2Bullying was in the spotlight at the Annenberg Theater as its 3rd Annual “Desert’s Got Talent” production raised awareness and funds for school assembly programs that promote unity against bullying, intolerance and discrimination

April 18, 2018

Exclusive: Interview with Mike C. Manning

Boo2Bullying was founded by a group of artists in 2011, in response to bullying found in schools, online and in the media. Now, it provides outreach, education, mentorship and support for youth and their families. I joined the organization in 2012 as an Ambassador, and am now on the Board.

We’ve been growing consistently over the past several years, and have a presence in more school programs in Los Angeles and Palm Springs than ever before. I love my B2B peeps!

November 30, 2017

9 NFL players to wear special cleats raising awareness of bullying

His cause Boo2bullying "empowers me to strive for change. I have family who have been affected by by bullying. I want people who are bullied to know that you are and will always be loved.”

November 8, 2017

1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival presented by Boo2Bullying on

1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival presented by Boo2Bullying...

August 16, 2017


“I’m a Young Man’s Youth Ambassador for Boo2Bullying and have been for a few years now. Dimitri Halkidis is the touchstone for this charity. He’s an incredibly caring guy who works with high schools, parents and communities to help eliminate bullying. There’s a triangle — the bully, the kid getting bullied and the kids who see it and feel there’s nothing they can do — so we facilitate a dialogue.”

June 21, 2017

11-year-old with Idyllwild connection wins competition

“Desert’s Got Talent” is a new signature event to raise awareness and funds for Boo2Bullying, the Palm Springs- and Los Angeles-based nonprofit founded in 2011 by photographer Dimitri Halkidis.

April, 16, 2017

This Week’s Hollywood Red Carpet and Parties

Kevin Hart performed a surprise set at the Boo2Bullying event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on Tuesday. The comedian was among several who performed to combat bullying and intolerance.

November 12, 2021

15th annual National Philanthropy Day in the Desert Awards celebrated

The Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter (AFP), hosted its 15th annual National Philanthropy Day in the Desert Awards.

During the Classic Club reception, the Association of Fundraising Professionals made a surprise announcement, donating $1,000 to nonprofit Boo2Bullying to acknowledge the selfless efforts of Signoret, one of this year’s honorees.

July 2, 2021

NBCares Silver Lining : Boo2Bullying Youth Award

A local teen has been sharing her voice for the voiceless for many of her young years. Solange Signoret is the 15-year-old recipient of the Coachella Valley’s Youth in Philanthropy award.

November 3, 2020

Actress Cassie Scerbo Talks All Things Bullying

HOI talks to Sharknado Actress Cassie Scerbo about her role in the fight to combat bullying with her amazing charity Boo2Bullying.

Here at House Of Influence we like to focus on all the great things happening on social media and the positive influences it can have on people, however, there is the darker side we need to acknowledge. Negativity, cyber bullying and hate messages are all so easy to spread now, with people hiding behind their keyboards and screens. We asked Cassie Scerbo, Hollywood actress best known for her leading role in the Sharknado movie franchise and VP of Boo2Bullying anti bullying charity, to give her thoughts on the topic.

March 13, 2020

Young people turn bullying into art in Boo2Bullying exhibition in Rancho Mirage

While bullying has become a major epidemic in our — and every — community, one local nonprofit is doing something to combat the problem, and many young people are sharing their experiences in a new art exhibit at the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage.

November 29, 2019

Local charities win cash at Desert Fast Pitch contest in Palm Desert

It was a lively afternoon in the UC Riverside auditorium as seven finalists from local charities gave a three-minute pitch on their charity’s work. This eighth annual Desert Fast Pitch contest was sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CNA), a program of the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation.

The $15,000 prize went to Dimitri Halkidis, founder and president of Boo2Bullying, who talked about bullying and the problems it causes, 

October 25, 2019

The Next Generation: Solange Signoret

People with great passion often cite a specific event that opened their eyes. For 14-year-old Solange Signoret, that moment occurred in 2013 during the Supreme Court's review of Proposition 8, a law that five years earlier had eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. Inspired, she says, by the late LGBTQ activist George Zander, 7-year-old Signoret got up and gave a speech voicing her opposition to law.

April 12, 2019

Berger Foundation Grant Helping Boo2Bullying Expand Programming

PALM DESERT, CA - Boo2Bullying: Boo2Bullying (B2B) not only gives bullying a thumbs down – the symbol the organizations uses in its logo – but it also aims to eradicate intolerance and discrimination through education and positive influences. The nonprofit organization's mission received a big thumbs up with a $25,000 grant from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.

July, 31, 2017

AnnaLynne McCord Wears Lacy Dress To 'Take A Bite Out Of Bullying' Event

AnnLynne McCord attended the Take a Bite Out of Bullying event was put on by the non-profit Boo2Bullying, which aims to "provide outreach, mentorship, education and support for their families around the issues of bullying and intolerance."

April 8, 2017

How Stars Are Using Comedy to Combat Bullying

Boo2Bullying hosted their first annual comedy benefit on Apr. 11 - hosted by Steve Simeone and featured entertainers Iliza Shlesinger, Shawn Pelofsky, Justin Martindale, Stephen Glickman and Sean Kanan.

November 23, 2015

Catching up with Blake Cooper Griffen: New Year’s Resolutions

Boo2Bullying Board Member and Actor, Blake Cooper Griffen discusses his new years resolutions and his involvement in the anti-bullying nonprofit, Boo2Bullying.
October 9, 2015

BOO2Bullying benefit at Bootsy Bellows

Alex Rodriguez & Jamie Ruiz - BOO2Bullying benefit at Bootsy Bellows, to raise awareness of bullying and further support the art therapy, mentoring, outreach programs and educational endeavors offered by BOO2Bullying - Los Angeles.

October 19, 2015

Student, professional actors speak candidly about bullying

Boo2Bullying brought an interactive experience to Palm Springs High School.
June 28, 2015

A picnic for transgender pride

Community sponsors — SafeHouse, a youth emergency shelter with LGBT programs, Boo 2 Bullying and PFLAG — set up booths, chatted and handed out flyers. Get Tested Coachella Valley tested about 10 people for human immunodeficiency virus in their mobile lab van.

October 11, 2015

Emily Osment Steps Out For Boo2Bullying Event With Cassie Scerbo

Emily Osment attended the Boo2Bullying Benefit with Cassie Scerbo to raise awareness of bullying and further support the art therapy, mentoring, outreach and educational programs offered by Boo2Bullying.

November 22, 2014

'Project Gorgeous' blurs the lines of gender

Lebow is donating a percentage of the sale of his photos and his upcoming book "Gorgeous" to BOO2Bullying, a non-profit 501(c)3. The organization is guided by founder/president Dimitri Halkidis and provides outreach, mentoring, inspiration, support and hope for our youth and their families.


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