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5K Color Run

October 1, 10.00am

Woodgrove HS, Purcellville

FORTitude for Teens

Mental Wellness Workshops

M.S. Oct 10 - Nov 28, 6.00pm

M.S. Oct 11 - Nov 15, 6.30pm


October 22, 1-4 pm

in Leesburg

Teen Hangout

Oct 03 - Oct 24, 7.30pm

in Ashburn

FORTitude for Parents

Oct 12, 7-8 pm


Help our teens get through the rough times in their lives so they don’t get so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up. 

With your help, we can spread acceptance, connection, resiliency and hope to our community and surrounding area and end the silence on suffering NOW!


To prevent youth suicide through awareness, upstream educational programs and activities that support and empower youth, families and the community at-large through acceptance, connection, resiliency and hope.

We're a 501.c.3 non-profit organization based in VA and all donations are tax deductible. 
Tax ID: 47-5129027


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We have many volunteer opportunities currently open including:

  • Teen writers and designers

  • FORT Workshop Providers

  • Program Assistants

  • FORT Workshop Leaders

If you believe in our mission and want to help, we want to hear from you! Apply now to volunteer! 

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