Promoting Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
About the MJR Foundation
Our lives were uprooted on May 29, 2017 when our son Miles died by suicide at the age of 15. Immediately after we lost Miles, we recognized the stigma behind mental health and death by suicide and were compelled that this would not be our story. Initially, we set-up a fund in Miles’ name with the University of Michigan Depression Center. This fund has helped to support the Peer to Peer Mentoring programs in middle school and high schools, focusing on supporting anxiety and depression awareness and outreach. In August of 2019, we started the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation with the mission to promote youth mental health and suicide prevention through effective programs, education and advocacy.
Miles Jeffrey Roberts Memorial Scholarship Awarded
The MJR Foundation recently awarded two scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year in the memory of Miles Jeffrey Roberts to Carmen Quinn and Sara Soluk, members of the 2020 graduating class of Skyline High School. Miles leaves behind a legacy of putting others’ needs in before his own. He was a kind and loving friend that was always available to listen or provide a comforting hug. Miles’s desire to help others will be memorialized through the recipients of this scholarship.
The MJR Foundation is proud to announce that we will be a featured charity for the upcoming Probility Ann Arbor Marathon as well as the currently ongoing Ann Arbor “Mile-A-Day” Marathon Challenge.
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