Students expressed feeling fear, anger, or sadness 2-3 times a week during the pandemic, according to the COVID-19 Psychological Adolescent Impact Survey conducted by I'RAISE. "The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures may have impacts on mental health and academic outcomes in the near and long-term," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is important to support youths' social and emotional well-being right now.
I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a Bronx-based nonprofit serving youth and families by supporting their emotional and social well-being in schools and communities across the U.S. We understand that youth may be feeling more anxious, stressed, sad, scared, or angry after facing effects of COVID-19 and social unrest.
You can help by giving $10 to help us reach our goal to support their emotional, social, and academic well-being.
About I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation: Our mission is to foster and improve the social and educational outcomes in vulnerable children and youth in schools and communities. We provide educational, cultural, performing arts, mentoring, and counseling in schools and communities online and in person. In our 8 years as a nonprofit, we served over 10,000 families. We serve approximately 2000 children and families annually. Learn more at iraiseinc.org.
- Laura Limuli
- Yasmin Anderson-Smith