The Stand Together program allowed our kids to become aware of 20161118_141514and embrace the serious issues regarding mental health. This program created awareness in our school and gave our kids proper ways to handle tough situations surrounding stigma.

– Joe Oliphant, past Propel: Braddock Hills HS principal


Click here to read more testimonials from school administrators, advisors, and students.

To view our accomplishments and public recognition, click here.



In the 2017-2018 school year, 15 schools participated in Stand Together. We hope to expand to 20 schools for 2018-2019. This year’s schools include:

the Academy, Baldwin
Allderdice HS, Pittsburgh
Arsenal MS, PittsburghIMG-2289
Brentwood HS & MS, Brentwood (joint project)
Carlynton HS, Carnegie
Environmental Charter, Pittsburgh
Linton MS, Penn Hills
Propel HS, Braddock Hills
Propel MS, Braddock Hills
Shaler HS, Shaler
Science & Technology Academy, Pittsburgh
Steel Valley MS, Munhall
West Allegheny HS, Imperial
West Mifflin HS, West Mifflin
West Mifflin MS, West Mifflin

Click on the schools to view their most recent blog post or connect to their own Stand Together accounts/websites.



At the end of the year, all the Stand Together school students and advisors come together for a Recognition Event in the spring. A well-known speaker shares his/her recovery story and the students share their projects in a formal presentation. In addition, the students display and/or demonstrate their projects for their peers in a table ‘fair-style’ format, learning from each other and getting ideas for the next year. Community members, supporters, service providers, friends, and family are all invited to congratulate the students for the great work they’ve done to end stigma in their schools.


WMMS group pic

Students from WMMS gather for a group picture

Dese and WMMS students

Students pose with our 2016-2017 guest speaker, Dese’Rae Stage, founder of Live Through This

SVHS presentation

A student from SVHS presents their projects

In the 2017-2018 school year, we expanded this event over two days, one for middle schools and the other for high schools, to make sure the students had the same opportunities. Students are bused to the venue and provided lunch at no cost to the school and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.

Click¬†here to read about last year’s event!


Want more? Check out this list of other past projects!~