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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.

How will you make the world kinder and braver in 2014? Select NY is launching the Select Bravery Campaign to raise awareness and funding for our programs. 
Join Us!  Tell us how you want to be kinder and braver this year. This is all you have to do:
1. Write your Bravery Resolution largely on a piece of paper: “In 2014, Bravery means I will…”
2. Pose and Snap a pic with your resolution. 
3. Send it to or post on Instagram with the hashtag #SelectBravery2014.
4. Check out the Select Bravery Campaign launch next week. With just a click you can help Born This Way Foundation win up to $20,000!

In the US, we have one day devoted to giving thanks. Two days are consumed with deals and bargains.

And now, we have one for giving back. Today is #GivingTuesday, and we’re hoping for your support.

So be kind. Be brave. And help us to give youth the tools they need to lead safe and empowered lives. 

Thank you for making today a #giving one.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Text for Mental Health

BTWF Supporters!!

We want YOU to join us and take part in a revolutionary project called “Text, Talk, and Act.”

On Thursday, December 5th, groups of people ALL OVER the USA will be taking part in an engaging, enlightening, and honest conversation about mental health. These important conversations will be taking place at the same time, in hundreds (maybe thousands) of different places and it’ll all be happening live, on your phone, via text message.  

Starting or joining a conversation is super simple. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

- At some point on December 5th, gather a group of 4 - 6 people, then start the 60 - minute process by texting ‘hi’ or ‘hello’ to a pre-assigned number (which we’ll share in the coming week)
- Engage as the texting service asks you questions, dialogue prompts, interesting quiz questions, and polls.

No, seriously. That’s it! So are you in?! Reblog or like this post to show us if you’ll be participating, along with Team BTWF, on December 5th

You can even watch online as results are aggregated in real time. Why are we asking you to take part? Because mental health needs to be discussed in healthy, open and informative ways. We can’t wait to hear your voice as you take part in this important project.

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