Scholar Spotlight

The JC Runyon Foundation exists to help students move forward after behavioral health issues have drained their financial resources and hopes for a future.

Depression in Teens

As the school year ramps back up, so does the stress level for teenagers. I know I’ve talked about this before, but did you know that Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the country and it is on the rise as one of the most serious health concerns facing us? […]

Power of Friends

The school year came way too early this year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always happy for 8 hours of free time, but this year I just couldn’t seem to get my act together to prepare my 9 year old for a new school year. Mentally, I wasn’t ready to let him go, I guess. […]

Waiting….

Do you ever feeling like your life is a series of “hurry up and wait” moments? As a kid I remember I couldn’t wait to be 10, double digits! Then I couldn’t wait to be a teenager, get my drivers license (only took me 3 tries), graduate from high school, leave home for college, graduate, […]

Poached Eggs

I’ve had what people in the industry call “writers block” for a few weeks. I’ve spent hours sitting in front my laptop staring at the blinking curser. I’ve peered within the shiny screen as though the answers will reveal themselves from deep within my soul. A profound thought will spring from the screen and I […]

School’s Out!

I love the summer, and I have a feeling I’m not alone! Schedules are relaxed, days are long, and the ice cream has fewer calories (I wish!). All around me I hear a collective sigh of relief from teachers and parents alike. Just last night I told my son and his friend that they can […]

Congrats to our 2013-14 Scholarship Winners!

We are so proud to announce that we have awarded 3, yes you heard it right, three scholarships this year. We are blown away by the amazing stories and triumphs. And thanks to the generous donations we’ve received, we are thrilled to be able to grant these ladies the money they need to go to […]

For what can you be proud?

We have spent the day interviewing eligible candidates for our scholarship. We are incredibly honored to be able to finally put faces to the beautiful stories we’ve been reading. There are some powerful ladies out there (all our applicants happened to be girls this time) with a wide variety of stories of triumph over setbacks. […]

Scholarship Applications are due May 3rd (two day extension)

Hopefully, you’ve made your plans for college and you have a goal in mind for your future. For those of you who are putting off your applications to “tweak” it just right, time is running out. Please email me nshaheen@jcrunyonfoundation.org if you’re waiting on a reference or transcripts of some sort and I will make […]

What are the signs of PTSD?

With the recent events in Boston, it’s natural to feel a certain amount of stress. And since our media coverage is so thorough, it’s hard to get away from it. Violent events take their toll on our spirits in ways that is not necessarily visible from the outside. But how can we differentiate between normal […]

Scholarship Applications are Rolling In!

The applications are coming in and we are honored to be able to hear your stories of triumph! I want to share a poem written by one of our applicants sent in 2012 (with her permission, of course): Can’t stand it anymore, no/ Gonna’ kill myself and so/ Into hospital I will go. Can’t have […]

Scholar Spotlight – Lewis

Lewis is an incredibly talented cellist. So talented, in fact, right out of high school he was one of two freshman awarded a full ride merit based scholarship to a prestigious Conservatory of Music. But the stress of this rigorous program, almost losing his best friends in a devastating car accident, and the self medication […]

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