'It can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about at times.'

Students spend months making campaign possible on March 12th, 2018 at Marist Catholic High School, in Eugene, Ore. (Clara Benitez/SBG)

EUGENE, Ore.- At Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, students and teachers alike are trying to combat one of the biggest problems that students face across the country β€” bullying.

"Take a Stand, Lend a Hand" is a week-long campaign put on and led by a newly formed student leadership group called "RISE."

Their first student led initiative is to let every student know there is someone who cares.

The group kicked off the event with a video produced by students, and a presentation followed by an in-class discussion.

RISE student leaders led the discussion, facilitated by teachers.

They say it's the first and most important step in their week-long campaign against bullying.

β€œIt can be an uncomfortable topic to talk about it at times, but overall I have seen people be impacted emotionally by it and that was our goal in this,” said RISE student leader, Liv Carlyn.

This is the leadership team's first initiative. They tell us they are going to continue developing school wide initiatives to help provide a strong and supportive school culture.

The next step for the team is to do some outreach to the community and middle schools.

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