Hope begins with our children.

It’s well known that life conditions during childhood can have a long-term impact into adulthood. This is especially true for mental health challenges, which are more common among youth than many people realize. Thus, the Highland Rivers Foundation offer youth services to help this societal need.

The facts about mental health challenges among youth are not only alarming but underscore the critical importance of access to treatment:

  • One-in-five children (20%) ages 13 to 18 live with a mental health condition;
  • Up to 50% of students with a mental illness drop out of school;
  • 70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness

Your gifts to Highland Rivers Foundation support youth services like therapy tools and aids, scholarships for academic tutoring, sports leagues, music lessons, and more. These important building blocks can change the lives of youth who struggle with behavioral health challenges.

If requested, we also work with donors to design programs that target their passion: supporting programs within specific counties, schools or school districts, limited income populations, or programs targeting youth within a specific age range.