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Mental Health Challenges:

Mental Health Solutions:

We challenge you to design an innovative approach for helping youth effectively navigate their mental health journey by creating a roadmap that will connect them to resources to support their wellness.

Chris Bellamy & Michael Peterson & Prentice Powell

Mind: Shaping a Brighter Future

Shaping a Brighter Future: a digital beacon for youth mental health.

T.R.U.S.T. (Teens Reach Us Starting Today)

Our vision is for youth to feel empowered by knowing there are other youth experiencing similar mental health challenges and knowing that there are resources that are available that care. With these resources available, it would help students create the roadmap they need to thrive in school, and empower others which encourages youth to effectively navigate their mental health journey.

(MINDS) Motivating Individuals to Nurture Developmental Success

To foster a community of support on our campus and in our neighborhood that lifts students and lessens the stigmas surrounding mental health.


Eudaimonia utilizes the power of parent-child bonds to inspire a generation of adults and children into fostering meaningful and communicative relationships, exercising their full potential of self-actualization, and living healthy, fulfilling lives. We are doing this through parents in order to give students the most intimate and personalized care possible.

Pointing Out the Obvious

Our work will bring a change to how mental health is perceived and accessed in our community. The work we do will ensure everyone knows where to go and what to look for if they seek help for their mental health. The changes we make will inspire others to promote the availability of our resources and services for mental health.

I challenge you to initiate a grassroots movement that promotes meaningful conversations about mental health by fostering a culture of kindness, understanding, and support among young people in our communities.

Alex Aide

Minds of the Outcast

Our vision is to bring awareness to the fact that we as people are living in a pandemic of mental health issues.

Operation Wellness Empowerment

We envision a future in which every youth, regardless of their background, will have a greater understanding of mental health and create a community that is empathetic of those needing support for mental health.

Better Mind Bigger Smiles Inc.

We strive to improve the lives of those living with mental health illness and provide emotional wellness for individuals in our community.

Wellness Warriors

The Wellness Warriors encourage people to join our cause so that they can be involved in guiding people to a better state of mental health by allowing them to vent about certain situations in their lives. Because they now have a new safe space to vent and gain mental clarity, they will feel validated and heard even if others don't make them feel that way.

Operation: Mindscape

Our vision is to build a community where people prioritize mental health, and there is no shame in seeking support. We believe that taking care of your mental well-being is just as important as physical health. Everyone should have access to the resources they need to thrive and feel empowered to ask for help when they need it.

I challenge you to create a movement to get young people talking to each other about the warning signs of unhealthy relationships and equip them with the tools to take action before the behaviors escalate into abuse.

Ebele Onyema

Toxicity in the City

We envision a community where young people acknowledge toxic traits within relationships and are able to take toxic traits as warning signs. We want young people to continue this initiative with their peers, families and younger generations, so that they can all understand and remember the healthy definition of love.


To create a community of support in our school. To empower young people to engage in healthy relationships.

The Antidote

To educate and support members of our community on toxic relationships. We will navigate how to spot and deal with them, while simultaneously addressing toxic relationships.

Blue Ribbon Butterfly Foundation

We envision a life where youth of all ages can educate themselves on healthy relationships and be able to quickly identify unhealthy ones.


We envision a school environment where relationships thrive. By educating our peers, mediating conflicts and promoting healthy relationships in innovative ways we will help students change their minds, hearts and bodies to become better humans.

I challenge you to create an innovative program that educates adults about the mental health needs of New Orleans youth and engages adults, particularly caregivers, in responding to those needs.

Ron McClain

The Voices Behind the Walls

We envision a future where the families of incarcerated youth will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to adequately respond to children’s needs in support of positive decision-making and the fulfillment of children's potential.

S.B.W. Inspired Mentality

The SBW Team's vision is to help adults understand today’s teens’ mental health and social lives (online and in person) without comparing their personal experiences as teenagers with the issues that today’s young people face.

Aides of Apollo

Inspire adults to take the mental health of young people seriously and to visualize the impact of young people being able to freely talk about mental health with adults.


Our group envisions a future in which young adults, teens and children may freely voice their traumas and issues with one another and adults without fear or lack of safety. We want a future where adults are educated on the mental health needs of youth, not just in New Orleans, but everywhere.

P.O.V. (Partners of Vision)

We envision a school environment where teachers and students can be symbiotic in making schoolwide decisions. We also see both parties being mindful and considerate of the other's mental health.

I challenge you to design a program that employs kindness interventions—both online and offline—in order to improve the collective mental health of our communities.

Taylor Parker


Our vision is to empower, support, and increase awareness for mental health in our community in New Orleans.

Love in Action

We envision a New Orleans where marginalized youth are valued by others and empowered to change their own self-image, actions and lives in a positive way to bring safety, joy and love to their communities.

PRIDE: Positive Recognition Involvement Development Emotional Health

PRIDE will break the stigma of mental health by creating safe spaces, resources, and supports to help students cope with mental health issues in a way that transcends the school community.

NOLA's Hope

Our vision is to provide universal, intercultural competent, and strength-focused services. Our vision promotes children's social-emotional development and raises awareness about mental health.

K.E.E.P (Kindness and Empathy Education Program) New Orleans

To uplift individuals who are equipped with the skills and understanding to foster a healthy state of mind through examples of kindness within themselves and their community.