You Matter Day
Date and Location
Monday, April 25th, 2016 @ Madison Square Park.
Our group goal was to raise awareness for mental health month by educating the importance of mental health in our daily lives. We raised awareness amongst children, teenagers, adults and local lunch goers at Madison Square Park.
We believe in the importance of connecting with those who feel they are not being heard and whom simply need encouragement to share their personal highs and lows in a discreet way. We created an outlet to display all the good in our lives while "tossing" away the negatives.
Our group measured success by instrumentally counting our results. Over the course of two hours, we gave away 70 green ribbons, received 48 positive notes, and 32 negative notes were tossed away.
There was also an emotional take away at our You Matter Day event. We had strong post it notes that expressed deep negative emotions such as, "I dislike my body" and "Not getting enough sleep." There were also strong positive emotions posted to our board such as, "I am muslim" and "Life is a garden, Dig It!" We went into this project thinking we were going to impact locals in Madison Square Park not realizing those same locals would impact us.
To top off our day we were interviewed by Kristen Meyer, community manager at Anchor - Radio by the people.