“The MHAGC mental health education program has been and continues to be very value added program to our JROTC program curriculum.  Health education is a requirement for all freshmen integrated within either physical education or JROTC.  L2L is cost effective and leverages the latest information and mental health trends that affect our population.”

Daniel L. Baggio

Colonel, US Army

“I used to think that all my pressure and stress was winning. Thank you for the tips to deal with this type of thing.” Estefany, student

“Over my time with MHAGC I have had the privilege to work with many Chicago Public High School teachers, counselors, and administrators. These individuals arrive at work not only as educators, but mentors, and shoulders to lean on. Many of their students come from unstable home lives or difficult living conditions, with experiences unfathomable to many of us. It is unrealistic to think these students can excel in a classroom without the mental and emotional support the school teachers and staff provide.”

Chuck Trucco

former program facilitator

“I learned that instead of judging, I should support a person who shows signs of mental illness”. Ana

“I just realized that what I was doing and thought it was funny, really is not.”



“I know many kids my age who were depressed and tried to kill themselves. I now know the signs to look for and what to do to help.”



“MHAGC provides a relevant curriculum that increases awareness of many mental health topics that affect adolescents… Teenagers become able to recognize and empathetically respond to mental health challenges that they themselves may face, or that they recognize in their friends or family… This program helps to break down the stigma attached to mental illness and fosters proactive ways to effectively address mental health concerns.”

Larry M. Irvin, Past Principal

Foreman High School

“Thank you for listening to me and providing me with ways to deal with my issue.  I was giving up hope before this session.”



“In the recent months my students have grown both individually and collectively as a school community… More awareness about mental health will prevent disasters happening within our schools…it is part of producing productive adults for our society. It is our duty to prevent, and as teachers, to at least give students information about mental health disorders. This program was a great facilitator for that.”

Lissette Chavez

Teacher, Amundsen High School