What we are made of
Hey America, it's time to look closer and listen harder. Because there's a powerful story within each of us. We're a generation living in challenging times, but we're still thriving, overcoming the obstacles life sometimes throws at us. Bullying. Anxiety. Poverty. We're more than what meets the eye, so take a minute to find out what we’re really made of—and join the community of support that's helping us succeed.
We’re overcoming tough issues that can range from school violence to problems at home. But we’re also pushing past them. Click below to find out the story behind every stat.
of U.S. teens have personally experienced at least one of six types of abusive online behaviors. Anderson, 2018
of at-risk youth report they never had an adult mentor of any kind while they were growing up. Bruce & Bridgeland, 2014
of 4th- through 12th-graders from areas affected by Hurricane Katrina qualified for a mental-health referral. Osofsky, Osofsky, Kronenberg, Brennan & Hansel, 2009
We come from small communities and large cities across America. We have different backgrounds and experiences, but we share a common belief. Young people who face challenges in life can be resilient. They just need someone to believe in them and see their potential. Get to know our stories and see what we’re made of.