While the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the week of May 5-11 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the state of mental health in our community ought to be a year-round concern. And yet, we are lacking as a country, and as a state. According to a 2018 study by Mental Health America (MHA), Indiana currently ranks 48th out of 51* in the Nation for mental health.
Meet Paul Haut, Joseph Maley Foundation board member and COO of Riley Children’s Health. Paul is a Pediatric Oncologist and has served on the JMF Board of Director’s since it’s inception. Keep reading to find out why Paul gives his time and support to JMF, and why he thinks others should too!
We have an extra blog for you this week! Lindsey Hein, mother of four, passionate runner and host of the podcast “I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein”, was the 2018 Butterfly Tea keynote speaker. We asked Lindsey to share a bit about her experience as last year’s speaker, and why she supports the Joseph Maley Foundation. Keep reading to find out!
April is National Volunteer Month, and as the month winds down, the Joseph Maley Foundation would like to provide our audience with a full list of upcoming volunteer opportunities. Keep reading to learn more about the volunteer needs for each of our programs, as well as our upcoming events.
In continuing with our Board of Director’s themed blogs, we’d like to introduce Sue Peoni. Sue is a dedicated volunteer for the Joseph Maley Foundation, notably for our disABILITY Awareness Program, and was awarded JMF’s 2018 Crystal Butterfly award for her dedication and support of the Foundation. Keep reading to learn why Sue gives so much of her time to JMF, and why she thinks others should too!
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? The Joseph Maley Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our volunteers – whether they give hours or years of service, we are tremendously grateful for the work and passion that they put into helping serve children of ALL abilities. For this week’s blog post we’d like to introduce Hannah Wleklinski. A sophomore at Zionsville High School, and a Joseph Maley Junior Board member, Hannah has spent much of her free time volunteering with multiple nonprofits and organizations, including the Joseph Maley Foundation. Keep reading to learn why Hannah gives so much of her time to JMF, and why she thinks others should too.
We’d like to introduce Jordan Kyle, one of the Joseph Maley Foundation’s newest board members. As an avid distance runner, and an assistant volunteer coach for Butler’s Men’s and Women’s cross country and track teams, Jordan sits on JMF’s 2019 Run, Walk, Roll committee. Keep reading to learn how Jordan came to find the Joseph Maley Foundation, and what he’s looking forward to achieving as a board member in 2019.
The Joseph Maley disABILITY Awareness Program utilizes a number of different components in order to create a program that is unique, customizable, and impactful. Jane Seib, the Joseph Maley Foundation’s Curriculum Manager, has worked over the years to perfect the curriculum we use in all of our programs, including disABILITY Awareness, so that it not only meets Indiana Department of Education Standards, but remains engaging and informative for central Indiana students. For this last Disability Awareness Month blog post, we’ve asked Jane to share her experience of writing curriculum for JMF and the disABILITY Awareness Program, and tell us why she thinks our curriculum is so vital to this program.
Our disABILITY Awareness Program utilizes the talents and voices of multiple speakers to spread awareness and acceptance of all to our local community. To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, we’ve interviewed another one of our speakers, Mark Dresen. Mark works for Eli Lilly, and speaks for the Joseph Maley Foundation about his visual impairment. Keep reading to learn more about why Mark thinks disability awareness education is so important, and why he supports JMF.
For our second disABILITY Awareness themed blog post of the month, we’d like to introduce Ayden Jent. Ayden speaks for the Joseph Maley disABILITY Awareness program, and is a 2016 Rio U.S. Paralympian. In this weeks blog, Ayden shares how he came to find the Joseph Maley Foundation, and why he continues to support the disABILITY Awareness Program.