Be the first donor to support Mental Fitness!
With one in four children in America struggling with a diagnosable mental health disorder, and with mental illnesses being the most preventable of all diseases according to the U.S. Surgeon General, we must take steps to bring evidence-based resilience programs into schools that have shown to engage kids. Since 2006, Mental Fitness has done just that ... and our impact keeps growing.
Mental Fitness delivers arts and mindfulness programs to build resilience in youth. The programs range from professional development workshops for educators, disordered eating prevention programs for parents, and peer led resilience programs for kids. The license for our programs enables students in high needs areas to receive free programming. $149 covers the cost of one license for high school or middle school programming. By sponsoring a school today, you can help us reach our goal of reaching 1,000 schools in 2017!
Since our inception, we have evaluated our programs in collaboration with researchers and have reached over 80,000 students with our live programs. After investing in online educational tools, we were able to reach over 1,000,000 students in more than 14 states in the U.S. Most importantly, over 4,000 students have been safely connected to treatment for mental health disorders as a direct result of our collaborative work. The best part, is that we have maintained a 72% program-expense ratio (for every dollar you give, $0.72 goes directly to programming). How do we do that? We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and passionate supporters who have been with us for nearly 11 years.
Together, we can continue delivering our award-winning programs and services to more kids across the U.S.
Thank you for caring,