A new initiative to tackle bullying in schools called the Push Back Project is having its first meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at Gyro Gyro in Dunwoody.

The meeting is open to the public and people are encouraged to discuss the future of the project, and ways to help students find a safer and happier school experience, according to the group’s website.

The Push Back Project was founded by Polina Milter as a response to her own experiences with bullying in her school.

According to its website, the Push Back Project aims to travel from school to school and build support groups for bullied students and provide education about bullying and ways it can be prevented.

Watch this video from CBS Atlanta about Pushback Project founder Polina Milter: CBS Atlanta 46