Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy
Health: Volunteer Services
Summary: Funding to NAMI to support their nationally recognized program for suicide prevention in the schools, social clubs etc
Suicide is a major concern in Fairbanks and especially for teenagers and especially for girls who spend a lot of time on facebook and other internet sites. NAMI, National Association for the Mentally Ill, has a program that will train volunteers to go to the schools in Fairbanks and give information and seminars to students and to parents about suicide prevention. This is a nationally recognized program which they could not afford to do, given a lack of funding. I am chairing the Golden Heart Rotary Club golf fundraiser and we pledge $3000.00 of the proceeds to this project, hoping District Grant will cover the rest.
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".