This is VLA's first year participating in NAMIWalks and we hope you will join our effort to end the stigma of mental illness. As you know, VLA students immerse themselves deeply into topics that are impacting their lives and the lives of others. Last year, Ms. Cralli's 4th Grade class was very interested in learning more about mental illness. I introduced them to NAMI Chicago (National Alliance on Mental Illness) whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those who are affected by serious mental illness by providing information & referrals, education, support, advocacy, and active community outreach. As part of NAMIWalks 2017, VLA students, staff, families and friends will raise money to support NAMI's vital services that are provided free of charge to anyone who needs their help.
Donating through this page is easy, fast and secure. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of over 43 million adults and children who experience mental illness in a given year.
Please sign up today to make a donation and register to walk with us! Thank you for your support!
All my best,
Director of Development + Strategic Growth
Village Leadership Academy