LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Keith Bowen is known in 89106 as "Big Keith."
More than a decade ago, Bowen set out to change the way kids feel by creating Bully Busters 7-0-2.
Bowen found inspiration for the program from past trauma: a time in his life when a friend he looked up to died by suicide as a result of bullying.
Bowen turned his pain into purpose and vowed to be a light in under-served communities by becoming a mentor.
He built an anti-bullying program, a safe space for kids to express themselves. He also created a radio station and a hotline for those in pain.
Bowen is becoming the change he hopes to see in the community.
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