Hope & Cope 2020

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                                                                            Thanks to Sam Bradd, Drawing Change, for the use of his art.


This event is brought to you by Forefront Suicide Prevention, The 5000 Days Project, Cities Rise, SMART Center & Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.

Hope & Cope 2020 is part of The Well-Being Series - Connections During COVID-19: Mental Wellness Webinars for Families and Educators. Click here to learn more about our series of webinars for kids, parents, and educators, focusing on mental wellness and suicide prevention. 


Hope & Cope 2020
A free webinar for youth age 14 - 21

Wednesday June 17th
1 - 3pm (PST)

Join Forefront Suicide Prevention & Filmmaker Rick Stevenson to experience the power of connection through storytelling with Musician Nate Nzanga and Conscious Movement & Meditation teacher J.Ivan Figueroa. 

Join college and high school students for Hope & Cope 2020, a virtual event that invites you to reflect on the impact the world-changing events of 2020 have had on your life, through storytelling and connection with others. By choosing to attend this virtual event and the story-telling you do immediately thereafter, it may change you – and the rest of your life. By choosing to attend this virtual event and the storytelling you do immediately thereafter, it may change you – and the rest of your life.


As part of this event, attendees will be able to:

• Tell and hear stories of the most authentic, personal kind.

• Build resilience as you explore and articulate your values, fears, and dreams.

• Help others cope if you decide to share your story.


>> Watch the recording here!


Tell Your Story:

After this event you will be invited to submit your video story, to the Hope & Cope story platform. Your story will be compiled and returned to you as your own personal story capsule of your experiences.

If you give permission for Forefront and 5000 days staff to review it, your story may be among those selected to help others. Selected clips will appear on social media, the Forefront website and perhaps even in the newspaper and on TV. Together, the stories will anchor a youth-powered campaign on coping with the challenges we face.

Guest Speakers: 

Rick StevensonFilm-maker Rick Stevenson will teach skills – and introduce an online story platform that you can use to easily record and submit your stories. Stevenson has taught storytelling to youth across six continents. Storytelling is one of humankind’s oldest tools for gaining insight into self and others – perfect for use amongst the anxiety and uncertainty experienced amid these world-changing events.







Nate Nzanga

Also appearing is musician Nate Nzanga, who launched from North Seattle’s Shorecrest High School into a successful career as a soul-pop storyteller. Nate’s mission is “to spread light in the world.”








J. Ivan FigueroaConscious movement and meditation teacher J. Ivan Figueroa will share his journey to reach the life he was meant to live. Ivan will send us off with a mindfulness exercise designed to help us navigate the pandemic.






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