The Makayla Fund was started after Makayla Guerriero died by suicide. We now have a non-profit for Teen Suicide Awareness and High School Sports Scholarships.
The mission of the Makayla Fund is to help educate teens and their parents to assist in preventing teen suicide in Makayla’s memory through public awareness and education, reduce the stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
We also want to help improve the life of local teens with our high school sports scholarship program, by giving the necessary funds to play a sport even if one can not afford it. These scholarships will help take the added pressures off families who don’t need the unwanted burdens.
The Makayla Fund is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The Makayla Fund was started after Makayla Guerriero died by suicide. We now have a non-profit for teen suicide awareness and High School Sports Scholarships. In Sept. 2015, Screening for Mental Health Now MinWise innovations/Riverside Community Health) and the Makayla Fund committed to continuing our partnership to provide comprehensive and effective suicide prevention programming to school communities.
In 2015 and 2016, funding from The Makayla Fund has been used to provide SOS (Signs of Suicide) Programs and extra materials to schools, to provide youth suicide prevention training to communities, to support the national launch of the SOS Certified Training Institute, to support the development of the SOS Online Parent Portal, and to raise awareness of the SOS.
School Systems we have Partnered with since 2013: Abington, Bridgewater/Raynham, E. Bridgewater, Raynham, Rockland, South Shore Voc, Weymouth, Whitman – Hanson, Blue Hills Technical High School and the Worcester School System.
Future school systems state-wide are being planned depending on funds available to support our program.