ReachOut & help young Americans lead happier lives

Dec 28, 2011

How YOU made a difference this year

Brandon Rohlwing, ReachOut Youth Council Member
Brandon Rohlwing, ReachOut Youth Council Member

With your help, we have been able to accomplish so much this year at Inspire USA Foundation. Just to highlight a few high points of 2011:

We relaunched the site in February of 2011 with a focus on powerful, real stories from young people about how they got through a tough time (we have over 800 stories and counting!). In November alone, we were able to reach approximately 649K U.S. teens and young adults through and social media sites (myYearbook, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and WeeWorld). 

We launched our mobile site and weekly text messaging program expanding the accessibility of our content and reaching teens where they spend the most time (on their phones).

We began working with our partners in Australia to develop and evaluate online and mobile wellness apps as part of a five year project.

We expanded our RO Youth Council, had an in-person summit this July and are watching in amazement at all they have accomplished in their local communities.

We have so much more planned for 2012 including the launch of forums on, an Ask the Expert feature, a teen developer competition and more exciting partnerships so stay tuned and thanks again for all of your support in 2011!



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