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The Power of Programs with Impact  Part II: Teen Empowerment

The Power of Programs with Impact
Part II: Teen Empowerment

When you look at the teens at your school, do you see empowered students who know they can build the school culture they aspire to thrive in? When given the right resources and tools, teens can feel empowered to make changes in their community. Peer-led programming is...

Erika’s Lighthouse Program Report 2021-22

Erika’s Lighthouse Program Report 2021-22

How many students did Erika's Lighthouse reach this past school year? Erika’s Lighthouse is reaching more students than ever with our evidence-informed programs and resources. Our programs impact students, educators, and families, so everyone has the knowledge and...

SADD and Erika’s Lighthouse Partnership

SADD and Erika’s Lighthouse Partnership

STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS (SADD) TO PROVIDE ITS CLUB MEMBERS WITH RESOURCES FROM ERIKA’S LIGHTHOUSE TO DEFEAT THE STIGMA SURROUNDING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Winnetka, Ill., November 3, 2022 – Erika’s Lighthouse announced today that it will provide its Teen...

Reframing the Narrative – Empowering Youth

Reframing the Narrative – Empowering Youth

We have heard so much about everyone’s declining mental health - particularly our young people. In our effort to bring attention to this challenge, are we unintentionally doing more harm? In a recent opinion piece in Newsweek, Nat Kendall-Taylor and Andrew J. Fuligni,...

Mental Health Education: The Power of Programs with Impact

Mental Health Education: The Power of Programs with Impact

Erika's Lighthouse Core Value Series Part 1: Classroom Education Do you think students would benefit from depression and mental health education in your community? According to the Pew Research Center, the number of teens experiencing depression has increased by 59%...

A Partnership Between Erika’s Lighthouse and School Day

A Partnership Between Erika’s Lighthouse and School Day

Chicago, Ill., September 6, 2022 – Erika’s Lighthouse and School Day announced a partnership today to collaborate and cross-promote their resources to promote a culture of positive mental health and well-being among students in grades 4-12.  Erika’s Lighthouse is a...

10 Advantages of Erika’s Lighthouse

10 Advantages of Erika’s Lighthouse

Our programs can work in any school community. 1. Wraparound Programming We don't just offer a standalone curriculum, we believe in impacting the whole school by promoting inclusive school cultures through our four pillars of programs - Classroom Education, Teen...

Erika’s Lighthouse, A Year in Review

Erika’s Lighthouse, A Year in Review

As we near the end of 2021, we’re able to reflect on yet another impactful year. At Erika’s Lighthouse, we’ve always determined our success based on our team’s ability to help young people address their mental health issues. Everyone deserves good mental health....

2020-21 School Yearbook

2020-21 School Yearbook

Check out our latest school-year Annual Report: the Yearbook. 2020-21 Yearbook Annual Report

Art Auction Benefits Winnetka Youth Mental Health Nonprofit

Art Auction Benefits Winnetka Youth Mental Health Nonprofit

WINNETKA, IL — A Glencoe-based artist is using her work to support a local nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about teen mental health and depression. Angelina Vivant has collaborated with Winnetka-based Erika's Lighthouse to auction off an oil...

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Shining Light for Childhood-Teen Depression

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Shining Light for Childhood-Teen Depression

Erika’s Lighthouse: A Shining Light For Childhood-Teen Depression Kiwanis International, Local Nonprofit Establish Partnership By Denise Fleischer | on September 01, 2021 You can view the article HERE Kiwanis International recently announced a new partnership with...

Start the year with Erika’s Lighthouse – Back in School

Start the year with Erika’s Lighthouse – Back in School

After a year like no other, students and faculty are getting ready to go back to school. We understand that the end of the summer and the start of the school year can be stressful for students under normal conditions, and this year may add additional challenges. We...

Join Us On Our Journey

Join Us On Our Journey

Erika’s Lighthouse is proud to announce a change to our programs for the 2021-22 School Year. Our Program Realignment initiative will create more integration between our programs to maximize efficiency and effectiveness that supports real cultural change in schools.We...