Parents Against Bullying Virginia is proud to announce a landmark sponsorship with Melissa Harville-Lebron and her NASCAR E2 Northeast Motorsports Team. E2 Northeast Motorsports is the first NASCAR team to be solely owned by an African American woman and is breaking barriers in NASCAR by filling the diversity gap within the organization. E2 Northeast Motorsports racing team truly exemplifies diversity that is attracting a younger, multicultural fan base.
Parents Against Bullying Virginia is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and educating children, families and their communities with the sole purpose of stamping out bullying wherever it raises its ugly head. Founder/CEO Shant’a Miller experienced firsthand the traumatic effects of a horrible bullying incident that involved her daughter and has dedicated her life to serving and educating others everywhere through workshops, mentoring and school visits.
In addition to this groundbreaking announcement, Miller, Harville-Lebron and Coko (Lead singer of the R&B group SWV) will all participate in an Anti-Bullying Awareness School Tour during the month of March. The month of March is Woman’s History Month and the three strong women, from three different platforms will come together to form a powerful coalition focused on one cause, to educate and bring awareness to the devastating effects of bullying. This School Tour will travel around the world pushing the message and will include the women’s personal journeys as well as “Real Talk” opportunities which will allow them to interact with the youth up close and personal.
Harville-Lebron is not only the first woman of color to solely own a NASCAR team but she is also an inspirational speaker and the Founder/CEO of W.M. Stone Enterprises, Inc., & Coutra Music Group, Inc. She has been featured in numerous publications to include The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, The Source and most recently was recognized by Ebony Magazine on their Power 100 list. Harville-Lebron has also appeared on CBS, Good Day Charlotte and the Sway In the Morning Show just to name a few.