On May 2, 2016 Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the First Lady’s Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display in Annapolis. This event featured talented student artwork with themes highlighting the importance of mental health awareness. The Foundation School’s student, Yasmeine Ford, was recognized by the First Lady for her award-winning artwork for the Children’s Mental Health Matters! campaign and we are so proud of her talents and dedication!
Ford also submitted an additional piece for the showcase.
In support of Ford’s accomplishments, several staff members were in attendance.
L to R: Gina James, TFS CEO, First Lady Yumi Hogan, Yasmeine Ford, TFS student, Angela Williams, TFS Program Therapist, Kelli Kunert, TFS Director of Communications & Development Photo Credit: Office of Governor Larry Hogan
During the program, the First Lady delivered inspiring words regarding the transformative powers of art:
“Your artwork is an expression of your genuine self…It is my sincerest wish that this gallery serves as an inspiration and hope for our young artists to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.”
-First Lady Yumi Hogan
On behalf of The Foundation Schools staff and students, we would like to thank the Governor’s office and First Lady for hosting this event to bring awareness about the importance of mental health. We would also like to thank the Mental Health Association of Maryland and Maryland Coalition of Families for selecting our student’s artwork as the face of the Children’s Mental Health Matters! campaign. Like/follow us on Facebook and Twitter to discover other ways our students are celebrating Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!
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