Looking Back on 2018
We want to take the time to say thank you to everyone who has supported us this year, in any and every way! This year, because of you, we have had one of our most successful years and have been able to develop new programs.
We have been in more school classes than ever before and we are now partnering with YFC Nashville in a new way as they are delivering our Meant to Be curriculum into 14 schools this semester. We have been privileged to work with some inspiring young people and seen them grow and change as we have worked through our curriculum together.
“Never give up on your dreams and don’t let people tell you you won’t make it.”
7th Grade Student
We have been developing new and expanded training to help equip communities to meet the needs of their young people with a particular focus on the issue of suicide.
Every 12.8 minutes someone dies of suicide. We want to, we need to, change that statistic. We often encourage people struggling with mental health issues to reach out - but many aren't able to ask for help. If they can't come to us we need to go to them but how do we know they are struggling? And what would we do if they did come to us for help?
We have developed our Suicide Prevention Training to answer these questions and more. This year we have been able to pilot our Suicide Prevention Training both in North Dakota and locally in Nashville.
The presentation... was really wonderful and important. I think it gave the teachers a plan and guidelines for how to help students.
School Counselor, North Dakota
We couldn’t do any of this important work without your support - thank you! We hope that 2019 will be a year of change and growth for us with more people hearing and sharing that each of us is loved, valued and empowered to make positive choices. We hope you will join us for the ride!