About Us

Mission
Find The Courage® (FTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires, educates and empowers young people to be positive leaders promoting respect, kindness, inclusion, and resiliency in their communities.

Overview
Find The Courage® runs programs with youth, ranging from third grade through college, in schools and extracurricular organizations. The FTC programs allow students to better realize their opportunity to impact people positively on a daily basis, broaden perspective and gain awareness of hurtful behavior. In addition, they help students to gain empathy for others, while at the same time encourage resiliency. Ultimately, the programs give students language and skills to stand up for others, encourage others, and start to promote a positive school and/or community culture. Find The Courage® began in 2010.

1. Students are inspired and energized to spread kindness, inclusion, encouragement, compassion, respect and resiliency in their school community through simple positive actions.

2. Students increase awareness of other students’ experiences and perspectives to increase empathy and understanding.

3. Students learn The Courageous 7, which are seven different strategies they can use to positively impact a situation when they see someone being mistreated.

4. Students are empowered to employ The Courageous 7 strategies through gained confidence and practice.

Schools and Organizations Reached 

NH: Dartmouth College, Hanover High School, Richmond Middle School, Sunapee High School, CCBA Recreation Center

VT:  Middlebury College, White River School, Thetford Elementary School, Mary Hogan Elementary School, Lebanon Camp

NJ: West Morris Mendham High, West Morris Central High, Sparta High School, Jack and Jill Organization, Chatham High School, Crossroads Camp

PA: Bucknell University, Lockhaven High School, Blue Chip Tournament, Project 120 Lacrosse Tournament, Cheney University

NY: Opening Act, Wagner Middle School, Beacon High School

MA: Girls Summer Leadership Program, Groton High School

  • Our students really do get the message that is shared with them.   I hear them afterwards using the terminology and applying the message in other settings. It is a wonderful experience for our kids to have the older students coming and teaching them.   Thank you goes out to FTC and all the wonderful FTC students.

    Susan, 3rd Grade School Counselor
  • I have been teaching high school students for twenty years, have very high standards for curriculum that is offered to my students, and can say without question that FTC is one of the most successful, positively impactful programs that I have seen. FTC is a unique, very well organized, and dynamically orchestrated program that changes individual lives and entire school climates in positive ways.

    Diane Guarino, High School Health Educator and College Professor
  • After going through the FTC program I will be more mindful of others and I won’t be afraid to stand for something I feel is right.

    High School Sophomore 2014
  • It was a place where we could express hardships, and get feedback without people making fun.

    7th grade student 2014
  • I found the program inspiring. I thought that I knew it all before, but it inspired me to actually stand up.

    Anonymous High School Sophomore 2014
  • I found the program inspiring. I thought that I knew it all before, but it inspired me to actually stand up.

    Anonymous High School Sophomore 2014
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