The Rockwall Activities Center on E. Washington Street in downtown Rockwall was the site of the 3rd Annual Teen Leadership Workshopfor teens across the metroplex. This year's theme was Be a Hanna4Hope Super Hero! Students as far away as Brock ISD participated in the event. Former NFL Player John Booty flew in from Baltimore to speak to the teens about his family's response to their teen in crisis and Children's Health presented the 60 participants with information and education on the facts versus fiction of suicide and appropriate responses to take when they or a friend might be in emotional crisis. Robin Shrode, Education Committee Chair, lead the participants through a team building activity to help students identify their own leadership skills and talents they might bring to the organization to help support the Hanna4Hope mission or awareness and prevention of teen suicide. Taco Casa graciously provided food this year for the event.
Tim, Raina, and Hanna4Hope want to express how grateful we are to everyone out there who came out to the 1st Annual Hanna4Hope event and those who were there in spirit. It's so inspiring to know that people sincerely care about what we are trying to do through this foundation. Because of the devotion and commitment from you the public, a successful event was accomplished. We will continue to move forward in our passion to bring awareness and education of teenage suicide to the forefront.
The Hanna4Hope Leadership Workshop was designed to empower students with actual facts about teen depression and suicide, as well as equip them with skills as a first responder when they see peers in emotional destress. It was a very successful evening! Thanks to all the parents who came and supported their teens in the workshop.
Wow....What a beautiful, amazing 3rd Annual Hanna4Hope Color Splash!!!! We had close to 500 people that came out for a fun morning and to get their color splash on. Tim and I want to express to our sponsors how grateful we are for supporting us in our mission. To the Hanna4Hope board members, we thank you for your tireless efforts and your dedication to our cause. To all the volunteers, we appreciate your help so much. We want to thank Children’s Health and the SPARC program for standing by our side and combining our efforts in fighting teenage suicide. Dr. Kennard and her associates have provided us with key resources and we appreciate their help tremendously. Last but not least, to the public, thank you for coming out and supporting us and giving back. It means so much to us to know that people care about our effort. We would not be where we are at, if it wasn't for you. Again, thank you and God Bless!
Tim and Raina Clark
Hanna4Hope welcomed approximately 60 participants to the 2nd Annual Hanna4Hope Teen Leadership Workshop on July 30 at the home of Tammy and Rusty Wallis. Teens were lead through an excellent presentation on signs of suicidal ideation and appropriate actions to take to involve adults in the situation by guest speaker Sierra Sanchez from The Grant Halliburton Foundation. They also listened to information presented by Rockwall ISD SRO Monica Hardman regarding cyber bullying and the impact social media can have on one's self esteem. Pare' Radillo of Rockwall Counseling displayed a resources table for teens, parents and guests as well as note-taking materials and pens for each participant. Fairfield ISD was presented with their Hanna4Hope Club Resource Box and Brock ISD was in attendance as well. Robin Shrode lead the group through a teen building activity that surfaced skills teams bring to a common focus and each member wrote out their commitment to Hanna4Hope for the year based on their passion and skill sets. Teens and guests enjoyed the afternoon and gained new insight into the work for the teen clubs for the 2015-16 school year.
On behalf of the Children's Medical Center Red Balloon event and the Hanna4Hope foundation, we want express our gratitude to all who offered their volunteer services. It was an outstanding day full of activities. To see our teens involved and interacting with the families and kids that were part of the event was very worthwhile. Hopefully we will be able to return to this event in the following years. Absolute props to our teens that were there to lend their help and to see the joy on their faces for something that they felt important was total enjoyment. Well done and we are so proud of what you do.
Hanna4Hope Teen Committee worked hard making an amazing and beautiful float for Rockwall's Christmas parade, spreading the word of Hope in Rockwall style and winning the Mayor's Award. We are so proud of these teens making a difference for our community.
It was a beautiful day!
On May 2, 2014 when our family of sponsors, golfers, and volunteers joined us at The Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club for a fun day on the links. We were humbled by the response, uplifted by the fun, and grateful for the support. Many thanks to our sponsors, donors, and of course a grand group of golfers for making our first Hanna4Hope Golf Classic a huge success. We are already planning for next year, so please keep us on your calendars, we will be saving a cart for you!! Enjoy this gallery of pictures from the day. We hope they make you want to be there next year!!
Thank you again and again,
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