Invest in Strong Communities
The state of Maine uses Mattering as one measure of well-being in the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS). In the most recent survey, taken in 2021, 45% of middle and 49% of high school students did not feel they mattered in their community. In the same survey, 20% of middle and 18.5% of high schoolers said they seriously considered suicide.
We must invest in prevention strategies and policies that improve the health and well-being of our youth. These investments are not just monetary. We must invest time, energy, and care to ensure that all Maine youth understand that they matter to their community.
A donation to the Maine Resilience Building Network will expand the reach of Positive Childhood Experiences and other community supports for our children and families so they may thrive through education, systems change, and policy.
Please consider a gift to MRBN. No gift is too large or too small.
You can mail a check to MRBN and sent to:
Maine Resilience Building Network
Manchester, Maine 04351
Or you can donate securely online below.