Is there a teenager in your family who needs help?
Is there a teenager at your school, work or church who needs some support?
Do you know a teenager who struggles with coping as a result of mental illness?
Or because they abuse drugs, or have been neglected, violently beaten or sexual assaulted?
Are you a teenager who cuts yourself to feel better or thinks often about suicide?
Do you have a sister or a daughter who refuses to eat and tells you that she likes to throw up when she does?
Is your friend a teenage mother?
Does your cousin associate with local gang members?
Are you failing in school, fighting with your parents and feeling angry all the time?
Is your son gay and being bullied?
Does your child persistently watch pornography on the Internet even though you’ve talked to him about it?
Do you feel worried, upset or uneducated about any of these issues?
Teen Rally is September 29, 2012 and is a 2-mile walk or a 3.1 (5K) run/jog.
Teen Rally is an awareness event and incorporates principles of education, counseling and advocacy to promote the overall wellness of vulnerable youth within our local communities. Teen Rally is hosted by Heritage Schools in Provo Utah near the River Woods Mall. Teen Rally is also co-sponsored by the following organizations:
Provo Canyon Behavioral Health
Family Support and Treatment Center
Wasatch Mental Health
New Roads Treatment Center
Willow Tree Recovery
The Clothesline Project UVU Turning Point
BACA Bikers Against Child Abuse
8:00 a.m. – Registration: provide each person with a bag of educational materials and a bandana.8:30 a.m. – At-risk youth presentation (Pat Davis Performing Arts Center). Emphasize the direct impact of mental illness, substance abuse, and severe psychosocial stressors in the lives of adolescents and discuss shared accountability initiatives. 9:00 a.m. – Begin the run/walk. The course will begin and end at Heritage. It will run down University Avenue and weave in and out of the River Woods Mall area. Volunteers will distribute drinks and direct traffic. 10:00 a.m. – Give away prizes and enjoy refreshments.
Support Categories: Please select one of the following categories. Your selection should represent an area in which you personally struggle, have struggled or with which you have supported or currently do support as a care provider. The color associated with each category will be highlighted throughout the event. Upon registration you will be given a bandana in this color and will be invited to carry it with you throughout event. Participants are encouraged to come to the event fully dressed in the color of the category in which they choose to support.
First name:Last name:City:Age:Gender:Phone:E-mail:
Registration Fee: $1
Any person or organization can support Teen Rally through a monetary donation. 100% of the contribution will be directed to the overall execution of the event as managed by Heritage Schools. It should be stated that given the minimal registration fee, Teen Rally will need sponsorship support! The registration fee was lowered simply to encourage more people to engage. Therefore, if you are able to give a monetary contribution, you can do so here:Name:Amount:$
Also, if you would rather donate a prize for the event, disseminate educational material or provide some refreshments you can contact Jesse Ellis, Event Organizer at 801.376.3599 or email@example.com. As much of this event involves colors and themes, a contribution could mask this template in the form of a green gift basket for mental illness or oranges for substance abuse. see the registration tab for a full explanation of the supportive categories
Jesse Ellis: Event Organizer
Lead Social Worker USR IHC