Project Hoeppner is partnering with Inner Explorer to provide mindfulness tools to Vermont kids.
As we find ourselves further removed from Paul’s death, we realize that preventing teen suicide is more than identifying and addressing the crisis. It’s providing tools, encouraging habits and teaching strategies kids can access their whole lives. We see Inner Explorer as part of an overall strategy to prevent teen suicide.
Project Hoeppner has granted Inner Explorer to the 7 schools of Champlain Valley School District, 10 schools in Burlington School District and Colchester High School.
We continue to reach out to VT schools to share this upstream mindfulness tool for all kids.
If you are a school and want more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Our goal is to sponsor events and happenings that promote opportunities for teens and their loved ones to connect. Any funds raised at these events will support our various outreach initiatives including future events and happenings designed for and by teens.
Each t-shirt is screen-printed
with love in the home of
Joe and Sue Hoeppner.
It is unique and imperfect.
Project Hoeppner t-shirts
are meant to open the door
to conversations about
mental wellness and suicide,
kindness and belonging,
recovery and hope.
As of December 2022, we have printed and shared over 5000 t-shirts! Some communities we have reached:
Hinesburg Turkey Trot,
CVU baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball programs, Habitat for Humanity, CVBrew, Bring Change to Mind club, Hope Happens Here events, CVU drama club, CVU French and Latin programs, South Burlington High School hockey, baseball and volleyball programs, Vergennes High School basketball and baseball programs, Stowe baseball, Burr & Burton baseball, St, Albans baseball and softball, MMU baseball and softball, Hinesburg youth group, Burlington School District, Hinesburg Community School, Williston Central School, Rob Purvee memorial (motorcycle) ride.
If you would like a tool to start difficult conversations, let us help you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep connecting,
keep talking, keep living!
Project Hoeppner is collaborating with Jasmine Leavitt and her ultimate community to increase awareness, discussion and prevention of teen suicide.
We expect to expand this reach into other ultimate leagues in 2023.
Project Hoeppner has purchased and distributed 100s of graphic novels to educators in Chittenden County. We aim to promote open conversation about mental health and wellness.
If you are an educator and would like copies of this zine, please email email@example.com.
Project Hoeppner has provided grief education support for local families who are survivors of teen suicide. Franne Nelson is a Sudden Death Trauma Specialist. She was with us days after Paul died and we found comfort in her visits.