by Jennifer Winton, Founder and Executive Director of UShine
As most of you know, UShine is a mental and emotional health program that brings awareness, education, and hope to university students. We understand that anxiety, emotional distress, and depression can show up in every day ways and even life-threatening ways for our students. UShine strives to shift the conversation on campuses to create an open and accepting awareness and support of emotional and mental well-being. Our holistic programs help students understand the science of our emotions and feelings, find spiritual strength and hope in God's love and learn practical tools to help them better their well being - mind, body and spirit.
I want to say thank you for helping us make UShine come to life this past year. Each of you has contributed in some way to our first year success, and we are so grateful you were willing to take a step of faith with us on this journey toward improved mental and emotional health for university students.
-- Jenn Winton, Founder and Executive Director
Some highlights from the 2016-2017 kick-off year at Oklahoma Christian University:
This is a celebration of our first year as well as a fundraiser. The night will include student art, representing hope and light in the darkness, as well as a dessert auction to help you get prepared for your upcoming Thanksgiving parties and events. The event is FREE and finger foods and coffee will be served, but you will need to register here!
Even more exciting...
We have been blessed by a $50,000 MATCHING DONATION to help us get a jumpstart on expanding our mission and vision! Every $1 you give until the end of the year will turn into $2! Help us reach our goal of $100,000 by donating here!
Thank you again for your support of UShine! Keep an eye out for future newsletters to stay updated about our semester.