What is Team Orange?
Team Orange is a pro-social behaviour campaign that teaches elementary aged children the values of inclusion, loyalty and respect. We choose these three words to represent Team Orange because at a young age kids demonstrate mistreat, exclusion, and betrayal. Team Orange wants to change these behaviours by teaching the positive side through fun and engaging presentations at schools. Our presentations help kids make positive choices about friendships through giving them a fresh perspective on the values of inclusion, loyalty and respect.
Why is Team Orange different?
Team Orange teaches young people how valuable they are. We focus on building up positive behaviour. Our presentations give tools to students and teachers to make the classroom a safe and inclusive space.
We get that antibullying campaigns are important. Lots of kids are suffering the effects of bullying in silence. But, in order to make a lasting impact in society, we need to target problems at the root cause. Team Orange is different because we connect with children at a stage before bullying has become a problem. We speak to young children in elementary schools and start by building up the values of inclusion, loyalty and respect. At an early age, we invest in helping equip kids with the right behavioural tools in order to maneuver various social situations in the future.
Three Reasons to book Team Orange:
1. Interactive presentations - Personal stories and audience-led activities engage kids, helping them adopt the Team Orange message of respect, inclusion, and loyalty.
2. Research-supported strategies - Give kids the tools to manage challenging social situations and take action to make positive change in peer to peer relationships.
3. Community-building experience - Team Orange presentations provide a rallying point for schools to reference that help drive social change in student behaviour.
Who We Are:
Paige Glazier - Founder
In response to a traumatic personal bullying experience, Paige created Team Orange. She’s spent the past few years presenting the team’s three core values in school presentations, spreading awareness at events like We Day, and co-authoring three storybooks to educate and empower young people.
Caitlin Jones - Co-Author
Caitlin studies English Literature at the Universityof British Columbia, and plans to go into Elementary Education. She has completed classes in Children’s Literature, and as a result has co-authored Team Orange’s three books. (Yes, more Team Orange books to come!)
Gabriella Galvez - Illustrator
Gabriella holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, with a concentration in illustration. She works primarily in children’s book illustration and was the illustrator behind The True Princesses.
"A few years ago, Paige was a victim of extreme bullying at school. Fuelled by this very difficult and negative experience, Paige decided she wanted to make a positive for children and youth who may be experiencing a similar circumstance. She developed a program that is now known as Team Orange - a Pro Positive Social Behaviour movement."
"... I had the honour co-hosting an International Woman's Day event in 2014 with Paige and it was a true pleasure. Her story and program are focused on kids, but her message is just as valuable and inspiring to adults."
M.L.A. (Surrey-White Rock)
"Her personal values, respect for others, caring and respect for self and for community are reflected in her actions and accomplishments. Her engaging personal presence has a positive energizing effect on people."
"She is a remarkable young woman, role model, an inspiration and a living example of what we might all aspire to - a giving citizen."
Mayor (White Rock)
"Paige Glazier is an outstanding member of our community who takes an active role in targeting the root causes of bullying by reaching out to youth to build strong values of inclusion, loyalty and self-esteem and providing information and tools for those that ay be experiencing the negative impacts of bullying."
(Safe Schools - Surrey School District)
"Students in the Surrey School District greatly enjoyed having Paige visit their schools to share her experiences with bullying and how she was able to move forward. Her openness gave students an opportunity for open dialogue about issues that they have been facing and for schools to focus on behavioural aspects that have been prevalent. Through the facilitation skits, students were able to see the behaviours that would cause conflict and solutions to combat those behaviours There was never a lack of student participation and enthusiasm with this program and we look forward to continuing to have Team Orange visit our schools.