It's not a competition, nor physical race...this is a race to get Washoe County to #SuicideFreeBy2023! Suicide is the leading cause among Washoe County children ages 12-19. HELP SAVE TEEN LIVES LIVES! We need full community support to get ahead of this crisis! Forever14, Project Discovery, and Sky Tavern are hosting a fun, innovative, safe way to promote community engagement, connection, and suicide awareness on the final day of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 5-11, 2020). Bring your team of 4-6 family members or close friends to a mountaintop just 15 miles from Reno to see the city from a different perspective. Take a beautiful guided 1-mile hike with stops along the trail where #f14 Teen Ambassadors will lead you in activities designed to promote teamwork and build skills that will help you better navigate the up & downs of life. Finish to live music, food trucks, and a Community Advocate for Suicide Prevention Expo...enjoy the great outdoors with plenty of space for social distancing and more than enough fun for everyone!
SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE! Sponsor an interactive station along the Great Race trail, build awareness for your organization at the Community Advocate for Suicide Prevention Expo, include promotional materials and merchandise in participant backpacks and more. Please demonstrate your commitment to #SuicideFreeBy2023 and your support for Washoe County teens by sponsoring this Community Connect event that will lift our community up in a fun, new way - like nothing you've ever experienced before!
Did You Know? CDC PROVEN STRATEGIES for suicide prevention include community engagement activities and peer support programs that promote connectedness & teach coping and problem solving skills - SUPPORT THE GREAT RACE & HELP US SAVE TEEN LIVES!
The best way to learn more about #f14 and the Teen Ambassador Peer Support network is to give it a try! Come to an event, meet the crew, volunteer...we need all the help we can get to be #SuicideFreeBy2023. Tell Us More About Yourself >>
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Become an Official Forever14 Community Advocate for Suicide Prevention and help Forever14 in its mission to advance conversation and human connection to prevent teen suicide.
The #f14 Peer Support Network hosts community service projects and "Connect Events" for teens, families, and communities that promote community engagement, foster peer-to-peer support, and teach problem-solving and coping skills in fun, engaging environments.
Text F14 to 22999 if you're a teen and would like #f14 updates.
The Legacy Teen Empowerment Project is a collaboration between Forever14 and Project Discovery to pilot an innovative outdoor experiential learning progam designed to increase social-emotional competence, boost self-esteem, create lifelong connections, and build valuable life skills.
Forever14 is always seeking new programs and resources that help advance conversation and human connection to prevent teen suicide. if you or someone you know is struggling, we ask you to pause;
Don't be afraid to ask for help - here are some resources that we hope will help you see how truly beautiful, unique and valued you are!
Your contribution will help support and grow the #F14 Teen Ambassador Peer Support Network and will help us bring more teens to The Legacy Teen Empowerment Project at Project Discovery for experiential learning that increases social-emotional competence and builds self-esteem and valuable life skills.