December is a busy time with much of our focus directed toward preparing for the holiday season. Right behind the holidays is the new year. If you haven’t yet made your end of year gift, there’s still time. Consider making a gift to the Olathe Public Schools Foundation’s Braden Robertson Fund. This new fund was created earlier this year to allow timely access to mental health care for underinsured students. Founded in memory of the Olathe junior who died by suicide last November, this fund offers a beacon of hope to adolescents struggling with depression and suicidal ideation.
1 in 5 kids in America suffer from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. Many of Olathe’s youth are in crisis.
Over the last three years, the Foundation has worked closely with the District to combat these staggering statistics, but even more needs to be done. An overwhelming number of Olathe students require counseling services and the District estimates needing $20,000 in non-tax dollars to facilitate the constant need for care in 2019. We simply cannot provide relief to these students without your support.
Click here to donate now, and remember to select the Braden Robertson Memorial Fund. Or, consider a gift to any OPSF fund that is meaningful to you. Your gift will support Olathe students and strengthen our mission to provide much-needed resources to the Olathe School District.
Learn more about how the Olathe Public Schools Foundation is working closely with the Olathe School District to support programs that address students’ mental health needs.