Growing, growing, growing. In 2017, we partnered with remarkable organizations and added two new staff members. It takes a village to create culture change, and we are adding to the village.

We partnered with seven new colleges: George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Case Western University, The Ohio State University, Lakeland Community College, Marion Tech & Ohio University Southern.

We partnered with notable non-profits, including Sandy Hook Promise, the Josh Anderson Foundation, HESONWHEELS, Family Pride of Northeast Ohio, & Impact Prevention.

In October, we added two staff members:

  • Miriel Etheridge, an Oklahoma Sooner, works as an after-school mentor in D.C. public schools and facilitates our program in Northern Virginia Schools.
  • Kaylynn Hill, a Chardon HS alumnus, was a student leader of Actively Caring following the Chardon HS shooting. She has supported our Summits and facilitates our program in Ohio.

In partnership with the da Vinci Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, our newest Advisor Somiah Lattimore, and two VCU faculty members taught a design thinking course to VCU students. These students developed brilliant ideas, including a cooperative learning activity and a Virtual Reality exercise to build empathy and stop bullying.