Jason Foundation, Inc.

Hendersonville, TN   |  www.jasonfoundation.com

Mission

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators / youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

Ruling year info

1997

President

Mr. Clark Flatt

Sr. Vice President / CEO

Mrs. Michele Ray

Main address

18 Volunteer Drive

Hendersonville, TN 37075 USA

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EIN

62-1714715

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Jason Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the prevention of the "Silent Epidemic" of youth and young adult suicide, which is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10- 24. In fact, suicide takes an average of 125 young people each and every day. But, the good news is that suicide is PREVENTABLE!

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

A Promise for Tomorrow

A school-based curriculum designed for utilization within a school's current Health and Wellness program, "A Promise for Tomorrow" is designed for use in middle and high school settings.  It is a 3 to 5 unit classroom presentation using a third person approach - "How I can help a friend." It is clinical evidence-based program with over fifteen years of field testing.  Over 1.8 million students have participated in the program, which is evaluated and updated by both educational and medical professionals every two years.  While the program is available as a complete kit, it has also been digitalized to allow distribution by CD or by on-line download which enables a higher distribution with lower costs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Our original JFI program is still one of our most popular and important. Creating awareness with parents and communities about the magnitude and impact of youth suicide is the first step in building a successful prevention campaign. The program also helps train individuals to recognize “warning signs” that four out of five young people show before a suicide attempt. The program stresses the need to put together an action plan before it is needed in order to react timely and correctly should a suicidal situation arise. Previously, this program was only available by JFI staff presentation. It is now available in a “Facilitator’s Packet” so that people inside or outside the mental health arena can present a quality and professional presentation on youth suicide prevention. Recently this program has been added to our website for parents.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

The Jason Foundation, Inc. has other educational programs such as Faith Based, College, Rascal Flatts "B1" Project, "A Friend Asks" Youth App and many others. For more information about other programs we offer, please visit us www.jasonfoundation.com.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. works aggressively to provide educational programs for students, educators, youth workers, parents, and communities providing information, tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. The JFI National Network consists of offices across the nation providing our programs and resources to millions of individuals throughout the nation at no charge.

The Jason Foundation (JFI) utilizes a network of highly trained individuals to create a grass-roots approach for reaching out to communities. By analyzing the unique needs of specific neighborhoods, communities, cities and states, the JFI team is able to tailor our programs for those geographic areas and respond accordingly.

Through strategic partnerships, JFI has expanded our outreach through physical offices located in 39 states in our nation. Our increased use of technology has further enhanced our community outreach into all fifty states and several foreign countries. Additionally, JFI enjoys a top-notch corporate staff, as well as an outstanding medical advisory board to insure that our programs are clinically sound and educationally effective.

The Jason Foundation has reached many milestones toward our mission of the prevention of youth suicide. These are just a few:
1, In 2020, JFI provided 175,000 educator trainings.
2. JFI was instrumental in the passage of "The Jason Flatt Act" (named after our founders son), which requires teachers to be trained as a regular part of their continuing education. This legislation has now been passed in twenty states.
3. Our student curriculum - "A Promise for Tomorrow" - is utilized in classrooms - grades 7 - 12 - across the nation. In the last three years, over 3,000 new schools began using the program impacting more than 1.5 million new students who had not yet received the training.

JFI continues to evaluate and update our programs and have very exciting new training modules to be released in the next few months.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Jason Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. John Flatt

Pediatric Neurology-Private Practice

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Paul Summers

Director of Government/Corporate Relations

Term: 2020 - 2022

Thurbert Baker

Former Georgia State Attorney General (Retired)

Connie Flatt

JFI Corporate Officer

John Flatt

Pediatric Neurology - Private Practice

Clark Flatt

The Jason Foundation

Gordon Gee

President - West Virginia University

William Helou

Attorney - WSM Legal, PLLC

Joey Jacobs

Healthcare Professional - Retired

David Martin

The Jason Foundation, Inc. Director of Sports Relations

Michele Ray

The Jason Foundation, Inc. Sr. VP and CEO

Paul Summers

Former Attorney General State of Tennessee - Retired

Sandy Webster

Community Volunteer

Don Bruce

American Home Design

Jim Hood

State Attorney General - Mississippi

Eric Paul

President - HCA Behavioral

Cindy Sheriff

Employee Assistance and Benefit Advisor

Terrance Bridges

Healthcare Professional

Alberto Gonzales

Former Attorney General of United States

Jim Schnuck

Healthcare Professional - Retired

Todd Berry

American Football Coaches Association - Executive Director

Brent Longtin

Signature Healthcare Regional VP

Jim Shaheen

Founder & Sr. Executive VP - Strategic Behavioral Health

Keith Thompson

Deputy General Counsel - Acadia Healthcare

Mike Garone

VP of Development - Strategic Behavioral Health

Jeff Pritchard

Sr. Vice President of Operations - Springstone

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/13/2021,

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Leadership

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Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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