Most people know Ne-Yo for his smooth moves and catchy songs, but did you know that the Grammy winner is also an advocate for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)?
More specifically, Ne-Yo has gotten involved with BGCA's Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign through his own nonprofit group, The Compound Foundation, helping to launch the promo on Cartoon Network. Both BGCA and The Compound Foundation work to empower youth through inspiring productivity and independence.
And while Ne-Yo is a successful singer and a songwriter to some of the biggest stars in the industry, he recently shared with The Huffington Post his own story about being bullied when he was growing up–and how the BGCA became his place of refuge.
The musician also spoke of his commitment as a Celeb Gone Good, stating that "With the Internet and YouTube, celebrities have become lazy and don't think they have to be role models today. But whether you want to be or not, kids will emulate you..."
Join Ne-Yo and speak up against bullying–including cyber-bullying. Plus, check out our tips on how you can strengthen your school's bullying policy.