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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!

Some Clarity, From Us to You

Setting the record straight. Thank you for all of your support! You make OUR world kinder and braver everyday.

Today, Facebook launched new custom gender options. “There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” said trans* Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison.

This is a great step in the right direction. Reblog if you agree.

SelectNY has created a special campaign, SelectBravery2014, to support our mission of youth empowerment. 

We’re showcasing people’s bravery resolutions- Iike our Youth Advisory Board Members, Shadille Estepan and  Zach Trebilcock, shown above. Each time someone clicks on their favorite resolution, BTWF will get a donation towards one of our programs. 

Please help us make the world kinder and braver- check out the site and share with your friends.

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