We cannot let our children’s mental health become a
secondary priority. We need to recognize the fact that
this pandemic has caused our kids and young adults to
experience trauma. And, that many of them were already
experiencing trauma from racism, poverty, food
insecurity, or abuse.”

Amy Kennedy

During my many years as a teacher here in New Jersey, I saw first-hand how a child’s mental health and mental health literacy impacts their ability to learn and grow—not only in the classroom, but in life.

Conversations with Amy

Through strategies like social-emotional learning and integrated systems of mental health care that meet students where they are, we have the power to improve educational, emotional, and health outcomes for everyone.


Amy is proud to serve on the boards of the following organizations: