Did you know that one in three high school students and half of female students report persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness?
Please read that headline again. Are you surprised? That statistic--from the U.S. Surgeon General's advisory on youth mental health--is from 2019, prior to the pandemic. The number is much higher now.
You can help bring hope to youth in Dallas, Ellis and Navarro counties, many of whom live in low-to-moderate-income families, making them at risk for many adverse behaviors, including dropping out of school, underage drinking, vaping, and drug use.
By supporting our programs with your financial contribution, you funnel resilience into these young people, which helps create healthy adults. You help kids make courageous choices when faced with peer pressure or adversity.
When you donate to DPR, you join our mission to ignite communities to protect and strengthen youth resiliency. Our vision is that young people have a strong belief in themselves, the skills and support to make excellent life choices, and the resources and resilience needed to thrive.
During 2023, you're invited to become a Youth Champion by making a donation to our programs. In 2022, we served 14,101 youth and 7,857 adults in these three counties. We have big plans for 2023!
Please make your credit card donation below.
Thank you. And may 2023 be your best year yet!