Building Audacity

Jean Charles Academy

Jean Charles Academy (JCA) offers learning opportunities that center the experiences and assets of Black, Latinx, and students and families of color. With the Tower funds, they will provide behavior therapy training for their teachers as well as bring in a school guidance counselor.

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Lynn, MA
AMOUNT: $20,000
YEAR AWARDED: 2022
WEBSITE: www.buildingaudacity.org


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued