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Our mission is all about empowering youth and inspiring bravery. In this video created by IfOnly.com, you can see how we’ve done just that—whether it be with the Born Brave Bus Tour, which reached 20,000 people in 2013 alone, or through our Youth Advisory Board Members.

To help us continue our mission, you can now purchase VIP Packages offered exclusively through IfOnly.com at select artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour dates, benefiting Born This Way Foundation.  The package includes a Meet and Greet with Lady Gaga, a backstage tour of the wardrobe and staging area, gourmet dinner and more. 

http://bit.ly/BTWFexp

Our friends at The California Endowment have partnered with President Obama for a powerful new initiative called My Brother’s Keeper.

The program will address the perpetual opportunity gaps that face boys and young men of color with the aim of connecting them with the resources and skills they need to reach their full potential.

President Obama is calling on people like YOU to become mentors. Could you be the change in a young man’s life?

WH.gov/MyBrothersKeeper

We are SO excited to be taking part in Text, Talk, Act again! In case you missed out last time, TTA is a an innovative event taking place on April 24th (next Thursday) in which thousands of people across the country will come together to discuss mental health. Participating couldn’t be easier:

  1. At any time on April 24th, gather 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues;
  2. Text “start” to 89800; and
  3. Receive polling and discussion questions via text messaging while having a face-to-face dialogue with your group. 

The process takes one hour. The result can last a lifetime. Will you join us?

http://creatingcommunitysolutions.org/texttalkact

Meet our friend, Alfie. See the alligator on his chest? It isn’t just there for fun: underneath the paint is a scar he sustained after undergoing a life-saving heart surgery when he was just a newborn.

While Alfie’s a local celebrity known for raising $13,000 for a charity and being kind and brave every day, we think the whole world should know about this awesome 7-year-old. To spread his story even further, all you have to do is reblog!

We are proud to announce that one of our Research Advisory Board members, Dr. Marc Brackett, will be chairing a huge event tonight, called Mental Health and Wellness on Campus: A Town Hall Without Walls. Held by the Clinton Foundation, Facebook, and The Jed Foundation, “the Town Hall will allow mental health experts to discuss serious issues with students, including the prevalence, challenges, stereotypes, and dangers of prescription drug misuse, self-harm, and suicide on campus.”

The live-stream begins at 3:35pm EST. We can’t wait to tune in!

http://www.clintonfoundation.org/livestream-mental-health-and-wellness-campus-town-hall-without-walls

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