First 250 registrants receive a swag bag which includes several great items!
Join WALK4HOPE2022 and help raise funds to support Grant Us Hope’s work to reduce suicide and promote mental health through Hope Squads. Hopes Squad students are trained to spot emotional warning signs in their classmates, ask the right questions and connect their peers with the help they need before it is too late. They really are saving lives.
WALK4HOPE2022 funds will support Grant Us Hopes work with nearly 200 active Hope Squads and will help establish 30 new Hope Squads by the end of 2023.
- Voice of America Athletic Complex, Sunday, April 10, 1:00PM
- Harrison High School's Wildcat Stadium, Harrison OH, April 10, 1:00 PM
- Fairmont High School, Sunday, April 10, 1:00PM
- Medina - Memorial Soccer Stadium, Sunday, April 10, 10:00 AM
Or... do your own walk at your school or in your community!
Walkers are asked to invite family, friends and neighbors to financially support their Walk4Hope and to help us Save Young Lives, Together.
A $200 cash prize will be awarded to the top individual fundraiser, and to the Hope Squad of the top fundraising schools from each tier listed below:
Tier 1: Enrollment of 2,000+ students
Tier 2: Enrollment of 1,000-1,999 students
Tier 3: Enrollment of 0-999 students
Youth suicide is the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH for young people ages 10-14 and the second leading cause of death for those ages 15-23, and the numbers continue to rise year after year. Concerns about mental health and suicide have escalated as our young people have experienced their entire lives turned upside down. Whether anxiety or depression were present before COVID-19, they have more than likely worsened as young people experience isolation, uncertain futures and their own safety during this crisis.
That is why our 2022 MONTH OF HOPE initiative is so important. There is such a strong need to have supports in place now and when students return to school. This is where Hope Squad and Grant Us Hope can have an impact.
Hope Squad members are uniquely positioned to the be eyes and ears of their school, actively observing classmates who need support and getting them to the help they need to get healthy.
Your support will help Grant Us Hope provide learning and networking opportunities for Hope Squad members at future conferences.
You will also support the launch of new Hope Squads in schools across Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky - saving more young lives by changing the culture of schools through empowering students to help their peers each and every day.
Your participation and donation to the WALK4HOPE will help Hope Squad members continue the important work of saving lives in their schools and communities.