Nationally recognized anti-bullying advocate commits to SEU

Jaylen Arnold, founder of Jaylens Challenge, has committed to attend Southeastern University this upcoming fall. As a kid, Arnold faced tremendous hurdles after being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. After being bullied at school, Arnold was motivated to educate people about respect and bullying. He founded Jaylens Challenge at eight years old in hopes of spreading his anti-bullying message nationwide.

Arnold’s work has gained the attention of various celebrities and news outlets such as Ellen Degeneres, CNN, and Katie Couric, to name a few. Arnold dual-enrolled at Southeastern for two years, earning 18 college credits. While at SEU, he plans to pursue a degree in film production with hopes of studying at the LA Film School his senior year. Arnold will also continue to advocate for Jaylens Challenge while at school.