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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.

Today’s middle and high school students face growing social pressures including bullying, drugs and alcohol, sex, self-harming, anxiety, and depression. Well-informed parents and caregivers are the first line of defense.

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Empowering young people. Enhancing their communities.

Jana Marie Foundation empowers young people, especially young women, to make positive choices, practice self-respect and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and creative expression.

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Wellness Forum

Join us on October 14 for our next wellness forum! More details coming soon!

J.A.M. SESSIONS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

Art, music, and creative expression are lifelong sources of resilience, self-confidence, and happiness. Expand your creative thinking and mental well-being by expressing yourself in this unique, hands-on, experiential program. Each class will focus on a different theme that allows participants to creatively refelct on their past, envision their future, and appreciate their present. Open for teens, ages 11 - 17 and held at the State College YMCA on Tuesday evenings from 5pm - 7pm.

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Welcome

Mental and emotional health are equally as important as physical well-being; yet stigma and shame surround the topics making them taboo to discuss. That is why Jana Marie Foundation has made as its mission to increase protective factors for young people and raise awareness for mental wellness and suicide prevention.

 

Since our inception five years ago, Jana Marie Foundation has empowered young people, especially young women, to make positive choices, practice self-respect, and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and creative expression.

 

Hope

 

 Poem and drawing by Jana  Vicere

Once I wished upon a star,

But I knew my wish wouldn’t come true,

So it didn’t.

 

Once I prayed up to my God,

But I knew my prayers wouldn’t be answered,

So they weren’t.

 

Once I planned the perfect day,

But I knew my plans wouldn’t work out, 

So they didn’t.

 

Once I hoped against all odds,

But instead of doubting, I believed,

So my hopes came true.