Mayra – TAB member, Jade – Founder, Lydia – TAB member, Anna – Intern
I have been interning with Break Through the Static for the last three months, and I have seen our community grow exponentially.
My first day on the job began at Static’s Bonfire event, which included over 150 local Palo Alto teens and amazing live music performed by local teens. There I met some of the most driven and inspirational teens I have ever met. This epic event allowed tons of teenagers to be exposed to a community that truly wants to support and empower teens who have been impacted by suicide.
Since then, Break Through the Static has launched our first ever year-long Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and we are currently piloting our first Small Group. More and more students are hungry to be involved with Static each week, which has caused our organization to grow rapidly. It has been encouraging engaging with passionate teens who are open about the personal struggles they face around eating disorders, depression, and sexual orientation.
I can honestly say that I have been learning more about honesty and vulnerability from Static’s high schoolers than any other time in my life. I wouldn’t trade these experiences for all the money in the world.