Vision 2025: Expand, Empower, Engage
The plan to “Rise to the Challenge” facing youth mental health
In early 2020, Erika’s Lighthouse formalized an ambitious strategic plan. Just a month later the world completely changed – and us with it. However, our plan and goals were just as relevant, if not more so, and we have pushed forward. Join our efforts as we promote inclusive school cultures around mental health.
Our Vision for the Future
Around mental health, every child in every school deserves to:
receive high-quality, evidence-informed education.
have a safe,
have the vocabulary,
shared values, and
comfort to seek help.
have knowledgeable adults that are willing and available to help.
know that they
are worthy of good
never feel alone
in their depression
or mental illness.
have a trusted
adult they can turn
to when in need.
receive help before
How We Are Making It Happen
Erika’s Lighthouse programs are organized into Four Pillars that are essential for every school community to meet the mental health needs of students.
Evidence-informed curricula that impacts students in grades 4-12 that promotes good mental health, educates about depression and suicide, reduces stigma and encourages help-seeking.
# of Youth Impacted
Peer-led school clubs and turn-key activities that normalize and promote conversations around mental health by reducing stigma, educating peers and promoting help-seeking.
# Teen Clubs
Handbooks, workshops, activities, discussion guides and other resources that foster inclusive and supportive dialogue in homes around mental health that promotes wellness.
# of Parents Impacted
School Policy & Staff
Staff training, policy recommendations and partnerships that help schools build a coordinated, comprehensive strategy to meet the mental health needs of students.
# of Schools
Join Erika’s Lighthouse as we continue our remarkable journey.