The Developing Healthy Kids Campaign was founded in Rockford Public Schools in 2011 to support mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

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Featured Events

Youth Safety and Violence Prevention
October 5 – 6:30-8:00 pm

Students and families will learn firsthand from local law enforcement, school officials, and community partners as they share their expertise and provide strategies to support your student’s safety. The presentation will help students and families understand dangers of social media, current trends and fads in prescription and street drug use and abuse, sexual harassment and assault, and will continue to support our district and community’s mission of mental health awareness and suicide prevention.


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Youth Safety and Violence Prevention

Surviving and Thriving During the Teenage Years
January 11 – 6:30-8:00 pm

Students today experience more pressure than ever due to increased academic demands, co-curricular activities, the potential negative influence of social media, and relationships with peers and adults in their lives. Learn from our Rockford Public Schools students and staff as they present on how to self-advocate, cope with the stressors of school and life, and develop meaningful and authentic relationships along the way. Participants will leave with strategies and skills to promote resiliency and support to navigate the teenage years.


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Surviving and Thriving During the Teenage Years

Pursue Your Passion!
March 20 – 6:30-8:00 pm

Rockford Public Schools welcomes Mike Smith, national motivational speaker, avid skateboarder, and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Skate for Change.  Mike’s presentation will inspire participants to pursue their passions and live out their dreams.  Learn why your life isn’t ordinary and why you matter!