Kids for a Better Future’s 2015 Walkathon Supported Crisis Text Line

Carolyn Koos, PhD, former chief administrator and principal at Deer Park CCSD, possesses more than 15 years of experience as an educational administrator. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to children and has helped several schools increase their overall student achievement. Dr. Carolyn Koos is also committed to her community and supports a number of organizations and events such as the Kids for a Better Future walkathon.

A nonprofit organization focused on supporting and advocating for children, Kids for a Better Future (KBF) selects a different organization to support every year. Money is raised for the chosen organization through a variety of events, including walkathons. This year, in honor of a 16-year-old who took his own life, KBF focused its support on Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line is a 24/7 emotional support text line that is available to teenagers who are in crisis. The support provided to teenagers via text is free and KBF hopes that the availability of the line will prevent tragedies in the future.

KBF raised money to support Crisis Text Line through its 8th Annual Walkathon, held in April. Participants were asked to get sponsored by friends, family, and other community members. The goal for each walker was to raise at least $100 for the cause. To increase the number of people getting sponsored, participants were also encouraged to ask other people to walk as well.

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