The Mary Rose Foundation is creating a school-based, community-supported program to address the mental health needs of our local middle and high schoolers. The focus of the Mary Rose Foundation has been to provide financial scholarships for young people who are undergoing treatment for eating disorders and offer resources about the impacts of them. This will continue to be part of the Mary Rose Foundation mission and a support for schools and families in the area. However, the Mary Rose Foundation is collaborating with schools, families and students to form a program that promotes a sense of purpose and belonging for those involved. The program invites students to a brave space to talk about their experiences with body image, self-esteem, and the different pressures that they are facing. By exploring positive ways to handle stress, establishing realistic goals and connecting with others, students will be better equipped to combat the many obstacles that they face in the new school year and beyond. Working together, our youth will be empowered to love and accept themselves and others as they are.
The Mary Rose Foundation's education program, the Rosey Club, will begin at the Oregon City High School for the 2021-2022 school year. This is our pilot year with hopes of expanding the program in the following years.