PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

Elementary School Programs

Grow

Sharing themes and messages around building self-confidence, developing positive relationships, and expressing emotions in ways that are creative and healthy

 

Audience: Young people in grades 4 and 5

Middle School Programs

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.

Explore Summer Camp


Providing students a fun, interactive journey that enhances connection with self and others through creative techniques, games, and services.

Audience: rising 6th - 12th grade students

REBOOT


Designed to give students an opportunity to come together and practice resiliency skills, mindfulness, movement, and meditation.

Audience: Students in 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.

 

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.

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 5-8.

REACH


Spearheading activities and discussions to the end the silence that often surrounds mental health. 

Audience: Students in grades 6-12

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

High School Programs

KNOW


KNOW Book Club provides an opportunity for self-discovery and self-reflection through vibrant discussions surrounding carefully selected works of literature

Audience: Students in grades 9-12

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.

RISE HIGH SCHOOL CLUB


An interactive club designed to build community and advocate for mental health and wellness.

Audience: 9th - 12th grade students

Explore Summer Camp


Providing students a fun, interactive journey that enhances connection with self and others through creative techniques, games, and services.

Audience: rising 6th - 12th grade students

REACH


Spearheading activities and discussions to the end the silence that often surrounds mental health. 

Audience: Students in grades 6-12

REBOOT


Designed to give students an opportunity to come together and practice resiliency skills, mindfulness, movement, and meditation.

Audience: Students in grades 6-12

Community and Adult Programs

Breathe Together


Inspired by the exhibition The Anxiety Project, this workshop creates a creates a space to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental well-being.

Audience: 18+ / All

STOMPERS PROJECT®


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

Audience: All

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group


Providing an opportunity to come together to share and gain insight and understanding into our grief that comes as a result of suicide.

Audience: 18+

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

Specialty Programs

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

ANNUAL DINNER: SHINE BRIGHTLY AND BOLDLY


Join us to support the Foundation’s work to promote mental and emotional wellness through dialogue and creative expression. Held annually in March.

Audience: Everyone.

Philosophy of Hope Concert


Join Ken Baxter and Friends for a unique night of music, enlivened by theatrical set design and compelling dialogue, to raise funds and celebrate

Audience: Pre-teens, teens, and adults

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