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The FORT Teen Summer Camp

A new kind of Summer Camp Experience!

July 22nd - 26th, 10-2:00 pm

The FORT Teen Hangout

 A safe and supportive space for teens to connect. 

Meeting In-Person

July 9 - 30, 7:30 - 8:30 pm


Meeting In-Person

Aug 13 - Sept 3, 7:30-8:30 pm



Creative and interactive workshops in a safe, community space for teens

Aug 11, 1-4:00 pm

Sterling Community Center

Aug 25, 1-4:00 pm

Details coming soon

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


Inova’s Division of Community Health and Health Equity awards funding to the Ryan Bartel Foundation, Loudoun Hunger Relief, The Links Incorporated Loudoun Chapter and Women Giving Back. Read more

Ryan Bartel Foundation Awards 2 Scholarships. Read More

100WomenStrong organization announced the award of grants totaling $639,000 to 51 nonprofits, including the Ryan Bartel Foundation. Read more

Program Puts Focus on Youth Resilience. To help teens and their families, the Ryan Bartel Foundation is focusing on resilience during Mental Health Awareness Month. Read more


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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