This time of year is a busy one for The Kim Foundation! We were pleased to hold our School Resource Fair on September 25th at the Bellevue Lied Activity Center. The resource fair featured 36 organizations from around the community that presented to school staff about their behavioral health programs. The area school districts sent over 100 staff members to attend the fair. The members were able to network with various organizations and listen to formal presentations by each organization. Two sessions were offered to better accommodate the school staff. It was a successful event and provided a unique learning experience for all involved!
With the start of school came the start of presentations to many students and school staff throughout the city. Our presentations are catered to each school’s needs and can cover mental health, suicide prevention, or a combination of both. In September, we were able to provide suicide prevention presentations to the 7th & 8th grade students of Logan Fontenelle Middle School. We also presented to four large groups of high school students at Westside High School over mental health and suicide prevention in the last two weeks. We are scheduled to present to all the students of Skutt High School in November. If your school is interested in a suicide prevention or mental health presentation, please contact us at 402-891-6911 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a date and time.
This time of year also brings parent-teacher conferences to the schools. As part of our community outreach, The Kim Foundation is involved with hosting resource booths at conferences. The booths provide an opportunity for parents, students, and staff to learn about the foundation and our 13minutes suicide prevention campaign. If your school would be interested in having a resource booth at your fall conferences, please contact us at 402-891-6911 or click here http://www.thekimfoundation.org/a-voice-for-hope-healing.html to schedule a date.
The Kim Foundation works diligently to stay involved in the community by connecting people to resources. We welcome you to reach out, so that we may offer information, support, and hope to the students and staff at your school.
Lori Atkinson, Operations Director for The Kim Foundation, http://www.thekimfoundation.org/
Lori Atkinson joined The Kim Foundation in May 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Middle Level Education. She was an 8th grade English teacher in the Omaha Public Schools from 1992 – 2000, a stay at home mom for several years, and then started a small non-profit in her husband’s memory during 2010. Lori carries out many duties for The Kim Foundation which includes: scheduling presentations in the community, hosting booths at conferences, managing the Art & Creative Writing Contest, coordinating the School Resource Fair, organizing the Suicide Prevention PSA Contest, assisting with the annual luncheon, and participating in the coalition’s community outreach group. Lori is the proud mom of three children and is actively involved in her church.