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FORTitude Teen Workshop

Middle School Series

Apr 16 - May 21, 6:00-7:30 pm

at Crossroads

May 1 - June 5, 6:00-7:30 pm

at Fusion

The FORT Teen Hangout

Safe and supportive space for teens

May 7 - 28, 7:30 - 8:30 pm



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

May 5, 1-4:30 pm

at Crossroads

May 19, 1-4:30 pm

at Sterling Community Center

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


Forward Turn Youth Philanthropy Project provided a mini-grant to Ryan Bartel Foundation for supporting youth-led and youth-benefitting projects. Read more

Ryan Bartel Foundation has appointed the Mental Health Advisory Council, a panel of experts in youth mental health and suicide prevention.
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Ryan Bartel Foundation Scholarships Promote Peer Support for Youth Mental Health.

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Ryan Bartel Foundation Launches Teen Mental Wellness Facilitator Training Program.

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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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