Day One Materials
Day Two Materials
Day Three Materials


Welcome to The Collective’s Student Empowerment Summit – powered by Varsity Brands

This three-day experience is designed to help you create a meaningful Mental Health Awareness event on your school campus in May for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Use #breakthestigma throughout the Student Empowerment Summit and during your Mental Health Awareness event in May. You can also use this hashtag to post your leadership progress as you work on your event.

How does the summit work?

It’s simple! First, choose dates that work for your school. Then, follow the three-day road map with your class or leadership club. Each day requires 35 to 45 minutes. Watch the opening video, complete the We Do activity as a class or group, and then jump into the Team Empowerment Packet to start working toward making your event come to life.

Jump-start your planning with the Complete Summit Packet! PDF

Press the + symbol below for each day’s curriculum and resource links!


Identifying Safe People/Spaces

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Day One Teacher Map: PDF / Google Sheets

Resource Links


Identifying Resources

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Day Two Teacher Planning Map: PDF / Google Sheets

Resource Links


Taking Action

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Day Three Teacher Planning Map: PDF / Google Sheets

Resource Links

GREAT Goals Quick Start Guides

  • Inspirational Sticker Contest: PDF
  • Awareness Campaign: PDF
  • You Matter Letters: PDF
  • Break for Mental Health: PDF
  • Blank GREAT Goal Guide Sheet: Google Sheets

Our Collective Partners

Meet Our Speakers

Eliza Kuhn

Eliza is a recent college graduate and currently works for Varsity Brands as the Marketing Creative Manager on the IMPACT team. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Ball State University. Eliza assisted in the ideation and creation of the Collective and helped run the first Collective event in July 2022. She is passionate about mental health, UI/UX design, and education.

Andrea Poma

Andrea is a junior at Georgetown University working towards a Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs. She is the founder and president of the women empowerment non-profit organization “Diseña Tu Meta.” Andrea assisted in the ideation and creation of the Collective. She is passionate about education, women’s issues, non-profit work, and social development.

Caleb Hart

Caleb Hart is a high school freshman in Central New York. He is a member of his school’s soccer and track teams and is also a part of student council. He enjoys 3D printing, building things, and creating YouTube videos.