“Create a society that values and supports the mental well-being of all individuals”.

The EVECE Foundation's Mission

Who Is EVECE?

“Create a society that values and supports the mental well-being of all individuals”.

The Foundation

The EVECE Foundation’s mission is to “Create a society that values and supports the mental well-being of all individuals”.It is with this purpose we are dedicated to changing the landscape of mental health care by delivering essential education, support and resources for adolescents and adults surviving in a world that is siloed from ‘mental healing’.Our emphasis on compassion, resilience, and integrity suggests a holistic approach to mental health care, recognizing the importance of empathy, empowerment, and ethical standards in supporting individuals through their struggles. By positioning ourselves as an epicenter in this field, The EVECE Foundation’s objective is to centralize services, information, and advocacy efforts, while amplifying our impact and reach.Overall, our commitment to addressing the mental health needs of our society is essential in fostering happier, healthier, and kinder people in the world.

EVECE, the acronym for Erin Victoria Edwards and Christopher Edwards II was born in honor and memory of two vibrant souls that were known for their illuminating presence. We are the strong voices for those who cannot speak for themselves, so we will continue our work in honor of our beloved children, Chris and Erin.

Values

  • Compassion: We approach our work with empathy and understanding, recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every individual.

  • Resilience: We believe in the strength and potential of adolescents, empowering them to overcome adversity and thrive in the face of challenges.

  • Advocacy: We are dedicated champions for mental health awareness and destigmatization, advocating tirelessly for accessible and inclusive care.

  • Collaboration: We foster partnerships and alliances with experts, communities, and stakeholders to maximize our impact and reach.

  • Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards, operating with transparency, honesty, and accountability in all of our endeavors.

Principles

  • Raise Awareness: Increase public understanding of mental health issues through targeted awareness campaigns, educational initiatives, and community outreach programs.

  • Promote Prevention: Implement evidence-based prevention strategies and early intervention programs to address the root causes of mental health challenges and reduce the statistics of depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide.

  • Remove the Stigma: Challenge misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding mental health through advocacy efforts, media engagement, and storytelling that humanizes the experiences of those affected.

  • Expand Access: Advocate for equitable access to mental health resources and services, including counseling, support groups, and crisis intervention, especially in underserved and marginalized communities.

  • Give Empowerment: Provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to advocate for their own mental well-being, fostering a sense of empowerment and resilience in navigating life's challenges.

EVECE Board Of Directors

Jan Bryson

Dr. Christopher Edwards

Edrea Edwards

Janet Hill

Simone Howard

Tracy Reed

Adam Seidman

Steve Smith

Phillip Rogers

EVECE Club

“To empower and enrich the lives of youth through comprehensive education, life skills development, social experiences, and holistic well-being, fostering leadership and intercultural understanding for a brighter future.”.

About EVECE Club

The EVECE Club is a youth-focused program that is centered around education, yet elevates the value of life enrichment skills, shared social experiences, leadership development, intercultural exchange, and healthy, whole, well-being. The experience will include various partnerships with corporate and educational leaders, along with a professional career development strategy essential in building a strong core foundation for our youth to build upon.Through interactive workshops, guest speakers, field trips, and mentorship opportunities, the EVECE Club aims to empower young individuals to excel academically, pursue their passions, and become positive agents of change in their communities.In addition to academic support, the program will also focus on developing life skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, and resilience. These skills are essential for success in both academic and personal endeavors.Furthermore, the EVECE Club will provide a platform for youth to engage in meaningful cultural exchanges and community service projects. By fostering a sense of social responsibility and global citizenship, participants will develop a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion.Overall, the EVECE Club is committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world. By investing in our youth today, we are investing in a brighter future for tomorrow.

Target Audience

  • Middle and high school students from diverse backgrounds, with a focus on youth determined to survive through grief, trauma and/or life challenges.

Program Components

  • Academic Enrichment:

  • After-school tutoring and homework assistance.

  • Enrichment classes in STEM, humanities, arts, and languages.

  • Individualized academic support tailored to each student's needs.

Program Structure

  • Dedicated counselors providing personalized structure, support and guidance.

  • Qualified after-school teachers leading academic and enrichment activities.

  • Extracurricular clubs and interest groups led by both students and staff.

  • Regular field trips to educational and cultural destinations.

  • Ongoing assessment and feedback mechanisms to ensure program effectiveness and adaptability.

Impact Goals

  • Improved academic performance and graduation rates.

  • Enhanced life skills and social-emotional development.

  • Increased cultural competence and global awareness.

  • Development of leadership abilities and community engagement.

  • Preparation for future academic and career success.

  • Survival success through faith, grit, will, and determination.

By integrating all these elements, the EVECE Club aims to provide a comprehensive and transformative experience for young people, empowering them to thrive academically, socially, and personally. These aspects are all interconnected and crucial for fostering overall well-being and resilience in young people. By addressing mental health alongside education and social development, we take a holistic approach to supporting the growth and thrive of youth. Providing a supportive environment where they can learn, develop essential life skills, and engage in positive social interactions can significantly contribute to their overall mental health and success in life.

Funding & Support

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