From left, Rotary Club of Carlsbad President Bill Walsh and Rotary Club of Carlsbad Peace & Conflict Resolution Committee Chair Malena Bennett, present Katrina Reyes, program manager of HERE Now with the annual Peacemaker Award, joined by Donald Stump, CEO of North County Lifeline.
HERE Now is a North San Diego County program designed to combat teen suicide. The organization “conducts presentations at school campuses to educate 7th through 12th-grade youth and their families about suicide risk factors, providing awareness and the knowledge needed to get help for troubled youth.
“Plus, HERE Now is changing the status quo by teaching education professionals how to recognize and respond to the warning signs; reducing the social stigma attached to those who seek mental health services; implementing bullying prevention efforts; and establishing a system of service that identifies vulnerable youth before they attempt suicide,” according to the group’s website.
The award includes a $3,000 donation and HERE Now will be a beneficiary of the second annual Rotary Club of Carlsbad Golf Tournament, which will be held June 10 at St. Mark Golf Club in San Marcos.
The Rotary Club of Carlsbad meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Palomar Airport Road.