SPEAK(TF)UP!™ & Prevent Tragedies
Gracie Anne Muehlberger was stolen from us during a senseless shooting at Saugus High School on
November 14, 2019. While she was with us, we were gifted with a vivacious,
funny, and confident girl who was never afraid to speak up for others.
Following the tragedy, it became obvious that, had people around the shooter
not been afraid to speak up, the senseless violence he committed could
have been prevented.
We kept asking the same questions:
“Why didn’t the murderer speak up? Why didn’t his family
ask for help? Why didn’t someone at the school that morning notice
how strange the murderer was acting and
SPEAK THE F#$K UP!?” Why didn’t he
SPEAK THE F#$K UP!? Why didn’t anyone
SPEAK THE F#$K UP!?”
From these questions, the SPEAK(TF)UP! movement was born. It’s fueled
by the memory of Gracie and the desire to help prevent other families
from suffering because of similar preventable tragedies.
The GracieStrong Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organication that
is developing innovative ways to build strong, confident, and mindful
youth—giving them the tools they need to find their unique identity
and realize the power of their voice. We believe that a strong and confident
individual knows where they are going in life and what they truly stand
for. When a person knows how to use their voice, they’ll learn how
to make a difference for themselves and their community.