Stand Together Blog

Follow the Stand Together Blog to learn about the exciting initiatives we are working on and see our progress. We will also provide information on ways you can get involved in your own communities and schools.

Family Support is Important-A Pandemic Reflection from Mellissa

2020 was hard not just for me but for the whole population of the world. People have lost loved ones and struggled managing with their loss. Tons of people lost their jobs and had to navigate living and fight against all the stress, and the overwhelming things that had come to them. Many people found themselves stuck in foreign countries far from their…

All-School Summer Projects: eZines!

This year’s “Summer of Isolation” originally seemed like it would be monotonous and boring. But, thanks to Stand Together, it was anything but that! After working extensively on school-specific projects for my school, West Allegheny, during the school closures, I saw an opportunity on Stand Together’s Instagram to join an All-School Summer Project. This post immediately caught my eye because…

Guest Blog: Finding Humanity Amidst the Chaos (Julius Boatwright)

We are honored that Mr. Boatwright has agreed to compose a special blog about community written specifically for Men's Mental Health Month 2020. (More about Julius can be found after the blog.) While we're living in the midst of a public health pandemic and seeing some of the most wretched police brutality happen, it can be difficult for us to…

West A: Education & Engagement

West Allegheny High School is no stranger to Stand Together. This is their third year in the program and each year it gets better and better. Although some of the students may change, their passion for ending stigma and focus on education and engagement shine beyond their years.   One of West Allegheny's priorities has always been education. Whether it's…

NASH Tigers #talkaboutit for a Clearer Vision in 2020

North Allegheny Senior High School is returning for their second year in Stand Together and what a whirlwind it has been! Their team was able to complete two of their activities before the 'quarantine' went into effect and have really left an impression on their school this year, excelling beyond their previous work last year.       NASH's first…