May 1, 2021


We are so excited to see you in-person for the 10th Annual SPEAK Walk! This year the SPEAK Walk will be held in-person at Carmichael Park.

SPEAK starts with a week of educational activities with students and will culminate with a walk on May 1st, 2021. The walk helps bring awareness to the severity of teen suicide while also working to educate the community and break down the stigmas which surround mental illness.
Registration includes a swag bag with a SPEAK sign, t-shirt and mask which participants can pick up the day of the walk.

*Proceeds from this event will go towards future SPEAK projects
Adults $20 Students $15


2021 SPEAK Week

april 26
11:00 am Or 6:00 pm
speak video
speak booklet
anonymous letter exchange
paper plate message
hand mural
parent guide video
april 30
drive in movie 8:00 pm
qpr class in partnership with the pennock center for counseling
Gatekeeper resources can be found here
Resources for survivors can be here
SPEAK 2021 Video click here 
kickoff speak week by watching this year's speak video which aims to illustrate that we are not alone in this unique and difficult year.
virtual booklet click here
the virtual booklet includes speak schedule, warning signs of suicide, mental health resources and inspirational messages.
one positive letter
students are encouraged to write one positive letter written anonymously & addressed to an anonymous recipient. turn in a letter and get one in return.
paper plate passing 
students will write their name and decorate a paper plate to be passed around to others to write a compliment about them or a meaningful memory they have with them.
mural of mental struggles
a large mural of a hand made of smaller hands with personalized notes of mental health struggles individuals have experienced.
video for adults click here
an interview-style video put together by the byc. in the video both teen & adults answer vulnerable questions regarding mental health.
Wear Yellow Day 
yellow is the suicide prevention color. please join us in wearing yellow to spread awareness and break down stigmas of mental health.
friday pm- inside out screening 
join us for a drive-in movie friday to view the movie inside out. it is a family friendly movie about emotions and how they affect us. length 1 hr 42 minutes.
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