The Foundation’s Director of Development, Laurie Unger, LPC partnered with a local Christian school to provide guidance with her buddy, Clarissa the Corgi for an E Cyber mission. The mission measured the therapeutic impact on anxiety when being in contact with a calm, therapeutic pet. The positive results were phenomenal and the students advanced from local to State competition and will be attending Nationals in June. Stay tuned for more results.

    eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9.

Texas – 1st Place
6th Grade – Southcrest Christian School
1 Peter 5:7 – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Abstract: Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in America. An alarming 5.8 million children are diagnosed with anxiety, stated the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The majority of cases are untreated and may go unnoticed by schools and families. Even school can be stressful for students with anxiety, with fear keeping them from thriving, and children shutting down when the classroom environment becomes too much. Although anxiety is not new, this is now a very unique problem due to the sharp rise in cases following the pandemic. Anxiety cases have risen an  unprecedented 41% since 2020 (CDC).