The focus of my work is on offering a youth positive culture nationwide, inspiring adolescents to change their lives and communities from within.
I am accomplishing this via three distinct yet connected paths:
- Stand For Courage — I began this foundation for bullying and suicide prevention with a mission to teach, recognize, and reward transformative behavior in teens.
- The Healthy Mind Initiative — My nascent organization develops thought-provoking programs, discussions, and activities that burnish the assertion that a healthy mind is the immune system of a community.
- Its Your Mind: Own It — I co-wrote this guidebook to help all teens understand their brains and create lives of their own design. Using practical, neurologically-based, time-tested tools, the book supports adolescents to “develop the creative potential that is uniquely you.”
“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is... touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”
— Frederick Buechner