11-year-old YouTube sensation fighting back against bullies

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Submitted: Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:36am
Updated: Tue, 04/02/2013 - 1:11am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington girl is a YouTube star and a national face for anti-bullying. Jolie Montlick is standing up for other kids and she says her confidence is a result of martial arts.

Jolie may only be eleven years old but she’s already a 2nd-degree black belt in taekwondo and a two-time state champ. Jolie says it’s much more than a sport to her.

“It gives you a lot of confidence to speak up for yourself and other people. It teaches you life skills like honor, integrity and self-control,” Jolie said.

In fact, she feels confident enough to lead the class, teaching students years older than her the art of the sport.

Jolie was even featured in the spring issue of ATA World. She uses her story to fight for kids who are bullied in school.

“It feels good to help people. It’s like my motto ‘if you want to be happy, help someone else,'” Jolie said.

It doesn’t stop with taekwondo. Jolie turned her love of music and songwriting into inspiration for other kids.

She became a YouTube sensation through her anti-bullying music video for her song, “My Song for Taylor Swift.” Jolie’s video has been seen in 130 countries and attracted 1.6 million views.

Jolie wants to give a voice to the kids who may be afraid to speak up and she’s taken those efforts to the “Ambassadors 4 Kids Club,” serving as the national anti-bullying spokesperson.

All of this from a little girl who is already making a huge impact on the world around her.

If you know someone with an extraordinary story, email Cacky at ccatlett@wwaytv3.com.

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3 Comments on "11-year-old YouTube sensation fighting back against bullies"

Virginia R.
2015 years 8 months ago

This is a message for Jolie Montlick. So great to see your story on the news tonight! You are an inspiration for all ages! I just love your motto – if you want to be happy, help someone else – this is a message we can all learn and benefit from. I just googled and watched your anti-bullying music video and can’t wait to share it with my two daughters, Katie, age 9 and Kelly age 7. They are going to love it! Thank you for all you do to help stop the bullying. I wish you much continued success!

takita lee
2015 years 8 months ago

Your smart and sweet gurl live your dreams Ur great…

Susan Harrell
2015 years 8 months ago

Jolie has been a student at Cape Fear Academy since she was in kindergarten. We are so proud of her and her accomplishments. Her poise, confidence, and commitment to this cause are quite admirable!