ENGAGE WITH US

At Jana Marie Foundation we generate conversations that highlight the importance of mental, emotional, and social well-being and foster understanding, acceptance, and community action.

PROGRAMS

IGNITE


Helping young men explore their sense of purpose through creative expression from comics and cartoons to rap and hip-hop.

Audience: Young men grades 6-8.

SHINE


Offering young women a time for self-reflection, expression through art, and connectivity to other students and local community.

Audience: Young women grades 6-8.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH


Elevating awareness of mental health issues with a series of community events and programs throughout the month of May.

Audience: All

CONNECT: A PARENT/TEEN PROGRAM


Creating a space where parents and teens can come together to learn, grow, and flourish through a three part series focused on connecting, communicating, and contributing.

Audience: Middle/High School students and their parent/caregiver

STOMPERS PROJECT®


Working with artists, schools, and community organizations to stomp out the stigma associated with mental illness.

Audience: All

EMBRACE


Providing young women across Centre County an opportunity to build personal strength and self-confidence through a fun and interactive day.

Audience: Young women grades 6-12.

SIDE-BY-SIDE

 


Exploring mother-daughter relationship through creative expression, engaging activities, and a variety of communication tools.

Audience: Young women (grades 6-8) and their mothers or caregivers.

 

MOKITA®


"Mokita" — a known truth that is left unspoken. Combining art, poetry, and community dialogues to address topics like poverty, suicide, disabilities, and other "elephants in the room."

Audience: All

SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH


Reflecting on one of the leading causes of death in the United States and help our community focus on prevention throughout the month of September.

Audience: All

EXPERIENTIAL AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS


Supporting young people in their dreams to pursue their passions through self-expression.

Audience: Young people

UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit our events calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

“It was a great retreat! The day reinforced the importance of quality time, positive communications, and authentic connections. I really enjoyed all of it!”

Jill W.

Parent

“Today I was inspired to be ME!”

Rosalie

8th Grade Student

“The wellness forum helped me relax and calm down. It showed me that not everyone is perfect and that you don’t have to be.”

Lauren

7th Grade Student

“I made new friends and learned it was okay to talk about my feelings.”

Anonymous

6th Grade Student