When you're a kid, the pressure to fit in can feel insurmountable. The situation is made worse when a they witness an episode of peer bullying and feel confused about how to handle it. That's why New York City actor, musician and substitute teacher, Nate Lombardi founded Groovy Projects, an educational initiative incorporating music, rap and performance to empower elementary school students to combat bullying by showing them positivity can be current and cool. Nate has shaped the lives of kids all over the country, using music and performance to not only connect them to their studies, but to connect them to each other.

This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by Brian Miller. Want to stay connected to Nate and his inspirational Groovy Projects? Visit his website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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