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Carlos Dunlap launches campaign to tackle bullying

Carlos Dunlap launches a new charitable campaign that helps tackle bullying in Cincinnati and around the country.

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Carlos Dunlap has already become one of the league’s most proficient pass rushers, and he‘s looking to expand his reach off the field as well. One of the ways he’s doing that is by launching an anti-bullying literacy campaign.

Dunlap plans to tackle bullying one AFC City at a time. He plans to visit with kids before away games in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Jacksonville on top of visiting with kids in Cincinnati as well.

Dunlap is having kids read “Malik, The Difference Maker,” which is a children’s book written by a by a local Cincinnati author. He is then having the kids fill out a questionnaire about the book and meet with him to discuss what they have learned about bullying over pizza.

Dunlap already kicked off the campaign on Monday when he visited with kids in Cincinnati at the Boys and Girls club. For the next locations, he is asking fans to vote on where to take his campaign next. His next stop will be in Cleveland on September 30th.

This isn’t Dunlap’s first charitable undertaking. Through his foundation, he has started programs like Dunlap Scholars, which helps provide ACT and college readiness tools to underprivileged high school kids. He also has partners with Faces Without Places to provide birthday parties for homeless children. He also partners with Boys Hope, Girls Hope and MVK to take under privileged children to sporting events.

It is great to see one of the leaders on the Cincinnati Bengals take such an interest in the community. It is especially nice to see him take an interest in communities outside of his own town to show he really just cares about making the world a better place.

Dunlap hasn’t recorded a sack yet this season, but he has provided plenty of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Now, he looks to put some pressure on the issue of bullying.