One in five teens experiences a mental health disorder each year. That’s a lot of young people who are struggling in silence.
Erika’s Lighthouse is a non-profit organization that is working to change that. We provide resources and support to teens and their families, and we work to create inclusive school cultures around mental health. One of the ways we do this is through our Empowerment Clubs. Erika’s Lighthouse believes that teens when given the right tools, can change the world. That is why we offer school mental health clubs and Awareness into Action Activities that help students empower one another around mental health, depression, and suicide awareness. Empowerment Clubs are led by teens, for teens, and they provide a safe space for young people to talk about their mental health, learn about mental health resources, and connect with other teens who understand what they’re going through.
You have the opportunity to empower youth in your community. A sponsored Empowerment Club allows your organization to have an impact on school-based local good mental health clubs. These student-led initiatives normalize conversations, reduce stigma and promote an inclusive school culture around mental health to help solve the youth mental health crisis. If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of teens, consider sponsoring Erika’s Lighthouse Empowerment Club.
Here are just a few of the reasons why:
- You’ll be helping to break down the stigma around mental health.
One of the biggest challenges facing teens with mental health concerns is stigma. Many teens feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk about their mental health, and this can prevent them from getting the help they need.
Erika’s Lighthouse Empowerment Clubs help to break down the stigma around mental health by providing a safe space for teens to talk about their experiences. In these clubs, students learn that they’re not alone, and they find support from other teens who understand what they’re going through.
- You’ll be helping to create inclusive school cultures around mental health.
Erika’s Lighthouse Empowerment Clubs work to create inclusive school cultures around mental health. This means that they work to educate students, teachers, and administrators about mental health, and they work to create a school environment where all students feel comfortable talking about their mental health.
By creating inclusive school cultures around mental health, Erika’s Lighthouse is helping to ensure that all students have the support they need to succeed.
- You’ll help grow Erika’s Lighthouse Empowerment Clubs.
We are working to expand our network of Empowerment Clubs around the country. Your support will allow us to connect with even more school communities to share how they can start an Erika’s Lighthouse Empowerment Club. Additionally, your support will help to support clubs programmatically and financially once they have been formed to ensure they will be successful year after year.
- You’ll be making a difference in the lives of teens.
Of course, the most important reason to sponsor Erika’s Lighthouse Empowerment Club is that you’ll be making a difference in the lives of teens. These clubs provide a lifeline for teens who are struggling, and they can help to change the course of a young person’s life.
We would be honored to have your support for Erika’s Lighthouse Empowerment Clubs. Please reach out to Laura Geiger for more information. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of teens.