Schools We've Helped

Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation's


2018-2019 School Schedule

August - December 2018

  • 8/15 BrightStar Schools - Behind Happy Faces Curriculum Training - Counselors

  • 9/23 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Youth Sheriff’s Department - Student Assembly

  • 9/27 Cerritos College - QPR Student Training

  • 10/2 Oakridge High School - El Dorado Hills Unified School District - Student/Parent Night

  • 10/4 BrightStar - Valor Academy High School - (2) Student Assemblies, (1) Parent Night

  • 10/30 Riverside Department of Mental Health - TBS Coach Training

January - June 2019

  • 1/30 Beverly Vista Middle School - Student Assembly - Anti-Bullying, Empathy, Autism & Mental Health plus a touch if Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

  • 2/5 Eastern Kentucky University - Suicide Prevention - Student Assembly

  • 2/12-2/13 Notre Dame High School - Student Assemblies (6) Sessions over the (2) days

  • 2/22 Beverly Hills High School - LGBTQIA+ Panel - Student Assembly - Syd Peterson, Monique Beltran, Shalanda King, Stacy

  • 2/28 Rolling Hills Preparatory School (middle and high school) Suicide Prevention/Men and Mental Health Workshops (2 sessions)

  • 3/1 Milken Community School - Mental Health Stigma Reduction Presentation (Student Assembly) and resource booth during their "Town-hall Fair Event" for all students.

  • 3/1 Chicago University -  Sip of Hop - Resource Tabling

  • 3/7 Bright Star Secondary Academy  - Parent Night

  • 3/8 Wildwood School - Upper School - Student Assembly

  • 3/12 BrightStar Secondary Charter Academy - BrightStar School - VIRTUAL - Student Assembly

  • 3/13 California Charter School Association Annual Conference - Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Wellness Teacher Training

  • 3/19 Ramona High School - 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Week - Lunch Time Resource Tabling

  • 3/19 - 3/20 Rise Kohyang Middle School – BrightStar School - (2) Student Assemblies and (1) Parent Night - Suicide Prevention Workshop

  • 3/22 Saugus High School - Student Assembly - Suicide Prevention and Mental Wellness Awareness & Student held Suicide Prevention Concert

  • 4/6 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department "Explorer Program Youth Division" (Including all Youth Divisions of LAPD, LBPD, CBPD, LACF, and the LAFD)

  • 4/18 Southern California Counseling Center’s Community Counselor Course - Suicide Prevention Training

  • 4/25 Burbank High School - Student Assembly

  • 4/29-4/30 Vacaville High School - (8) Student Assemblies (1) Parent Night

  • 5/20-5/24 Beverly Hills High School  - Stress Less, Laugh More Week

  • 5/20-5/24 Waldorf School of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Upper School  - Stress Less, Laugh More Week


2017-2018 School Schedule

August - December, 2017

  • 8/7 Alhambra - Staff Training

  • 8/7 Corona Charter High School - Staff Training

  • 8/10 BrightStar Schools - Staff Training

  • 8/11 San Jose Charter School - Staff Training

  • 8/14 KEYS/Springs Charter Schools - Staff Training

  • 8/17 SET High School - Staff Training

  • 8/21 BrightStar Schools - 4 Student Assemblies & Curriculum

  • 8/21 BrightStar Schools - Parents Night

  • 8/23 Juan Bautista de Anza Charter School - Staff Training

  • 8/24 Mission Bay High School - Staff Training

  • 8/29 Palmdale Aerospace Academy - Staff Training

  • 9/1 Rise Kohyang High School - Bright Star School - Student Assembly & Curriculum

  • 9/1 Rise Kohyang High School - Bright Star School - Parents Night

  • 9/5 Natomas Charter - Staff Training

  • 9/8 SCVI Charter - Staff Training

  • 9/12 Math and Science College Prep - Student Assembly

  • 9/9 Alhambra Saturday School - Parent Assembly

  • 9/13 Beverly Hills High School - Seek Support Day

  • 9/14 Rolling Hills Preparatory School - Student Assembly & Curriculum

  • 9/18 Benedictine High School - Student Assembly & Curriculum

  • 9/19 Forest Hills High School - Student Assembly & Curriculum

  • 9/20 Beverly Vista - Staff Training

  • 9/20 America's Finest Charter - Staff Training for High School staff

  • 9/25-26 Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition (High School, Community Event, Curriculum for Local Hospital/Healthcare Workers)

  • 9/28 Beverly Hills Unified School District - Pressures of perfection

  • 10/2 Mission Bay High School - Staff Training

  • 10/05 America's Finest Charter - Staff Training for K-8 grade staff

  • 10/11 Viewpoint - Student Assembly

  • 10/12 Viewpoint - Parents Night

  • 10/17 Lowell High School - Student Assembly & Curriculum

  • 10/20 America's Finest Charter - Staff Training for 9-12 grade staff

  • 11/01 Beverly Vista - 6-8 grade - Anti Bullying Student Assembly

  • 11/03 Archer School for Girls - 8th Grade Student Assembly

  • 11/03 Willits Charter - Staff training

  • 11/08 America's Finest Charter - Staff Training for High School Staff

  • 11/09 Solomon Plains Jr High School - Student Assembly

  • 11/14 Wilkes Barre Middle School - Student Assembly & Curriculum

  • 11/21 Plumas Charter - Staff Training

  • 11/27 Stony Point Academy - Staff training

  • 11/29 Archer School for Girls - 10th Grade Assembly

  • 12/06 Chico Country Day - Staff Training

  • 12/08 SCVi middle school - Student Assembly & Breakout Sessions

  • 12/13 Farmington Middle School - Parent Night, (4) Student Assemblies, & Staff Training

January - June, 2018

  • 1/04 Public Safety Academy - Staff Training

  • 1/09 Rolling Hills Prep - Student Assembly

  • 1/17 Beverly Vista - Parent Night & Student Assembly - Anti-Bullying

  • 1/31 Rise Middle School - BrightStar School - Student Assembly

  • 2/9 SCVi High School - Student Assembly - Coping Skills - All Grades

  • 2/28 Rise Kohyang Middle School - Bright Star school - Student Assembly

  • 3/12-3/13 Flagler College Florida - Student Assembly

  • 3/15-3/16 East Carolina University - Student Assembly

  • 3/23 Saugus High School - Student Assembly & Breakout Session

  • 3/28 Burbank High School - Student Assembly

  • 4/30-5/4 Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy - Stress Less, Laugh More Week

  • 5/18 The Buckley School - Student Assembly

  • 5/21 Ramona High School - Breakout Session

  • 6/19 Pacific Lodge Youth Services - Breakout Session


Our Program Beginning: 2015-2016 School Year

MSMF-funded suicide prevention and mental health programs for schools began in 2015. Despite the uncomfortable topic which some schools at first resisted, that year was monumental for Matt’s Foundation and for suicide prevention in the Los Angeles area high schools. Over the span of 6 weeks, we worked with Active Minds to bring nationally recognized young adult mental health speakers to Los Angeles. 

The speakers held partial and full-school assemblies and the reactions from both students and administrators were amazing. In addition to those speakers, we also brought the incredible Send Silence Packing suicide prevention interactive exhibit to our local schools. If you can imagine, we spread 1100 backpacks representing the student lives lost to suicide that year — each one with the child’s personal story —  out on the lawns, football fields, and common areas of High Schools. The traveling exhibit gives the students a chance to learn more about depression, anxiety, other mental health topics, and ways they can help prevent suicide. Students couldn’t stop talking about the exhibit. In fact, one MSMF supporter later increased his donation ten-fold after hearing his three boys talk for days about the Send Silence Packing exhibit at their school.

Matt’s Foundation then partnered with Human Power Project to fill in the rest of the school year beyond those six weeks. With our partnership, we can help more schools than before, year round. Ross Szabo’s impressive educational school assemblies and curriculum inspired so many schools that between Active Minds and adding Human Power Project, we have more schools requesting our services than we ever could have anticipated!

 

Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation's

2016-2017 School Schedule

Ross Szabo / Behind Happy Faces:

 Brentwood School

Wildwood School

The Buckley School

The Archer School for Girls

Send Silence Packing /Active Minds:

Pacific Lodge Youth Services

LA Southwest College

Harvard Westlake Upper School

Beverly Hills High School

Temescal Canyon High School


Our Program Beginning: 2016-2017 School Year

Word quickly spread among schools, and as a result, MSMF-funded programs vastly expanded to include middle schools, high schools and colleges in all over Southern California, throughout the state and around the the country.

To accommodate the enormous increase in school requests for MSMF-funded programs, we added Josh Rivedal and his I am Possible Project to our Speakers. Josh also travelled to small communities around the country to help where bullying and teen suicides are an ever-worsening problem.

One significant development: we are receiving more and more student-initiated program requests. We love that! When students support students the world gets better.

2016-2017 School Schedule

Send Silence Packing/Active Minds:

Santiago College

Ramona High School

UCLA

Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy

Pacific Lodge Youth Services

South Pasadena High School

South Pasadena High School Parents Night

Oak Ridge High School

Burbank High School

Saugus High School

Burbank High School

East Los Angeles College

Los Angeles Southwest College

Dominguez Hills University

Albert Einstein Academy

Ross Szabo / Behind Happy Faces:

Alhambra Unified School District Staff Training

Alhambra Unified School District Parents Night

Alhambra High School

Mark Keppel High School

San Gabriel High School

Rolling Hills Preparatory High School

Rolling Hills Preparatory Middle School

Rolling Hills Preparatory Parents Night

New Roads High School

The Archer School for Girls

The Archer School for Girls Faculty

Harvard-Westlake School

Ross Szabo Curriculum:

University High School

Pasadena Poly

Alhambra High School

Mark Keppel High School

San Gabriel High School

The Archer School for Girls

Francis Parker School San Diego

New Roads School

George Manson School

Marlborough School

Lafayette High School


Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation's

2016-2017 School Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 21-Pacific Lodge Youth Services (Jordan Burnham)

  • Monday, November 2-LA Southwest College (Jordan Burnham)

  • Wednesday, November 4-Harvard Westlake (ALL)

  • Friday, November 6-Beverly Hills High (ALL)

  • Monday, November 9-Temescal Canyon (ALL)

  • Tuesday, November 24-Brentwood (Ross)-Entire School

  • Thursday, February 25-Wildwood (Ross)-11,12 cir 9

  • Thursday, May 5-Buckley (Ross)-9th grade

  • Tuesday, May 10- Archer (Ross)-8,9,10,11

  • Christian Oaks, Milken-Speaker TBD Spring 2016