Message From The President Dear Friends, On behalf of the Board of Directors, Clinical Advisors, and Staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the donors, volunteers, and partners who have supported our mission of creating HOPE for young adults. In 2017 we experienced incredible growth, expanding Fresh Check Day to a national reach that included 127 events in 33 states plus the District of Columbia. Fresh Check Day will reach thousands more college students in 2018. Our two newer programs also grew in 2017, with 47 Nine out of Ten Ambassadors spreading our message on college campuses and 300 high school students participating in 4 What’s Next. The vision for this Foundation has surpassed anything that could have been imagined in 2011. We never anticipated that the need for peer-centered lifesaving programs would only grow in demand, sadly, because of an increased need. This is a sad reality, yet we continue to counter the energy that leads young adults to a state of hopelessness by designing a space that promotes compassion, help-seeking, and support. Suicide prevention work requires teamwork, on all levels. The programs we design for young adults remind them that we are all “in it for life” engaging countless struggling students (and their peers) across the country. We know our programs are saving lives. We’ve been able to accomplish this vision because of your generous support. We know that brain illnesses affect each and every family, with varying degrees of severity. We know that the cost to society is in the billions. We also know that we can change how we approach it, talk about it, and support each other. Your continued financial support helps us provide the tools for young adults to find their way when they or someone they care about is impacted. We can only continue to make a difference with your financial support. Thank you for being part of this journey with us since 2011. Your ongoing support will continue to extend the hand of hope to those who struggle. Marisa Giarnella-Porco, LCSW President, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jordan Porco Foundation 2017 Annual Report 3