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Teenagers

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

“At The Redshirt Foundation, we meet the challenge of supporting the mental health of our kids using data driven solutions, backed by science, in a supportive and compassionate environment.”

- Sarah Chingren, Founder of The Redshirt Foundation

SUPPORT

Kids need a genuine, authentic, and safe environment where they feel held and free. ​Our fun, educational, and explorative programs are kid led and kid centered to create sustainable and long-term results.

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EMPOWER

With our programs, kids are empowered through owning their development. Kids learn about themselves, how to overcome challenges, and to become the leaders they are meant to be.

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PROTECT

We connect communities with the resources necessary to implement comprehensive programs around mental health without the burden of having to creating their own systems. With economy of scale, the work is already done.

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What We Do

The Redshirt Foundation implements comprehensive programming around mental health and empowerment topics, including pre- and post-intervention programs. We help communities identify areas where children are needing additional resources and work with multiple organizations to connect them with the right resources.

 

Everything now is reactionary; instead, let's get ahead of the problems by reinforcing children's support systems and implementing more comprehensive drug and brain health programs. 

Our children are our most important resource and one child lost to suicide is one child too many. If we can empower them and educate them, they can revolutionize our communities and our world.

Because Vincent's story shouldn’t be anyone else’s; our children are struggling, and adults aren't leading the way.

About

Average Daily Teen Suicide Attempts in the US

1439

Times Warning
Signs Are Missed

80%

Teen Mental Illnesses
Left Untreated

90%

2021 Teen Suicides
in Story County

15

Teen Suicides That
Should Be Acceptable

0%

Based on CDC reporting - SEE MORE STATS >>

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“Teen suicide is on the rise. In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported it's almost tripled in the last two decades alone. Suicide safer communities are achievable but it takes a group of people who truly care to take real action. That's where we come in.”

- Sarah Chingren, Founder of The Redshirt Foundation