Webster University students took the time out of their day to help prevent teen suicide. Their act of pinning yellow ribbons to emergency help line cards was a small way to have a big voice.
A Project That Could Save a Life
The Webster Works Worldwide project was a volunteer activity to make crisis helpline cards for the organization Kids Under 21 (KUTO). The organization provides programming that includes community awareness and outreach education. KUTO offers a youth staffed telephone hotline and peer helper skills training. They also give support for survivors of someone who has completed suicide.
[pullquote]”It’s nice to help out with organizations in the St. Louis community because even though Webster University is in Webster Groves, it’s great to reach out to others in the St. Louis area,” Venable said.[/pullquote]
Webster University students volunteered to pin yellow ribbons to the crisis helpline business cards that are given to teens who are contemplating suicide. The yellow ribbons represent crisis prevention and stand as a symbol for a moment of depression that could become fatal if not prevented.
Webster Students Prevent Crisis
Coordinator of the event, Chris Venable, chose this event in particular as the project he would lead for Webster Works Worldwide. Venable says that this project was a great resource and he wanted to be a part of it.
Webster Works Worldwide
The community service project day happens every year and all students are encouraged to participate. If you would like to look into the event, please visit http://www.webster.edu/www/