2020 Jared's Fund Youth Fellowship Projects

Genesis Whitlock, Elias Benchekroun, and Jack Rodriquez-Vars:

These podcasts focus on issues pertaining to mental health in communities of color and how our consumption of color and how our consumption of media can have negative implications. Both MHS students and a mental health professional is interviewed.


Khari Jenkins designed an easy to read brochure explaining 504's and how to get them:

Zach Lepak:

Zach created an instagram platform called @end.the.stigma2020....."Start the Conversation and End The Stigma"!

Zach also worked with the Mental Health Association of Essex, Morris and Passaic to create these videos for mental health first aid training. Please check them out!

Depression and Anxiety: https://youtu.be/J6kxIy1JOOI


Suicide Prevention: https://youtu.be/2jiQTL6cNS0


Psychosis: https://youtu.be/t7F9w9s0ong


Substance Use Disorder: https://youtu.be/X_Cj6z4LqEw

Jonah Schmeltz created a google slide document on mental health in the professional sports world and also among student athletes:


Nathan Loewy did a series of interviews with friends to shine the spotlight on mental health awareness and allow these young adults to share their stories:


Desiree Lawrence and Tahmari Lewis researched early childhood and mental health in Essex County by questioning experts in the field and also by creating a survey.  They then created a publication with their findings: