Building Resiliency in StudentsYouth Camps For Ages 12-17
Camp because I said I would will empower 12-17-year-old students by helping them build practical resiliency skills. Youth camp scholarships will be made available for request.
Our programs focus on:
- Mental health habits and tactics
- Social-emotional learning workshops
- Character development experiences
Kids Need Us Now
+50% IncreaseThere has been a more than 50% rise in emergency room visits or suicide attempts among girls aged 12-17.
1 in 11 kidsBefore reaching the age of 18, one out of every eleven children will suffer the loss of a sibling or parent. Compared to non-bereaved youngsters, those who have experienced such loss face significantly higher incidences of PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
1 in 9 girlsBefore the age of 18, approximately one out of every nine girls will encounter sexual abuse or assault. Those who have been subjected to sexual abuse or assault are four times more likely to display indications of substance abuse.
The last 2 years of hardship has had a severe impact on the mental health and social-emotional skills of students and families. Many have grown disheartened and cynical, but we refuse to give up. In fact, we’d rather double down. Our work is needed now more than ever.
Camp because I said I would will be a place where determination begins. Where tragedy turns to hope and hope becomes a plan. There’s no more time for waiting. History is calling on us to act right now.