The Tristyn Bailey Memorial Fund was established to honor the vibrant life of Tristyn Bailey, who was tragically murdered at the young age of 13 years old in St. Johns, FL. Tristyn was an inspiration to those around her. She was a loving daughter, sister, and friend; a dedicated student and an avid cheerleader who constantly supported and encouraged those around her. Tristyn was focused on achieving her goals, whether it be academically or mastering her back tuck for cheerleading. Impressively, she was also dedicated to helping others achieve their goals by providing encouraging words and sharing her time to help them or by giving a big Tristyn hug when needed.
I. Scholarship: Tristyn believed in education and believed in her classmates. The foundation will seek to award scholarships for higher education to deserving students who exhibit the qualities and attributes that Tristyn admired.
II. Victim Advocacy: Tristyn’s family, as well as the community, suffered through the criminal law aspects of her death, as well as the experience of high profile media interest. The foundation will seek to offer assistance to victims and their families, as they walk through the unknown of criminal prosecution and media inquiries.
III. Self Defense and Self Confidence: Partnering with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department and local gyms, Tristyn’s legacy will also include providing other children with self confidence through self defense classes. Just as Tristyn fought for her life, the foundation wants to teach others how to do so as well.
IV. Education on the dangers of Social Media: An often thought of but never acted on concern, the foundation will assist in the education of parents and children on the dangers of social media. This education will include not just protecting one’s self from being a victim, but education on how not to victimize another.
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