Kaitlin Monte, the 2011 Miss New York, promotes anti-bullying campaign at Golden Gloves in Astoria

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    Kaitlin Monte, Astoria resident and 2011 Miss New York, was dressed in boxing gear and ready to get in the ring last week at the Golden Gloves boxing event at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria (GMAP). But she didn’t get in the ring to take on an opponent. She got in the ring to deliver her anti-bullying message to more than 300 at the event. Bullying, she says, has a more devastating affect on school aged kids than meets the eye.

    From Kaitlin’s website:

    Kaitlin continues to dedicate much of her professional and personal time to advocating against bullying in communities across the U.S.  Having worked with over 30,000 students, she’s delivered workshops for such organizations as New York University, Pricewaterhouse Cooper and the United Federation of Teachers.  She continues to collaborate with lawmakers and organizations, focusing on results-based solutions for supporting youth.

    Kaitlin is an official spokesperson for the Anti-Defamation League’s “No Place for Hate” campaign and has worked with numerous leading programs including WiredSafety.orgSTOPCyberbullying.orgThe Bully ProjectTeenangelsThe Ophelia Project, and All About Bullies Big and Small.

    The Daily News Golden Gloves finals will be held at the Barclays Center April 18th & 19th.

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