Candid Conversations

Made possible by Penn State Public Media


Web-based video discussions on the mental, emotional and physical well-being of our youth. Each video is designed in easy to access chapters. View our videos.

Stompers Project(R)

Released in January 2015


A unique community project designed to break down barriers and stomp out the stigma that surrounds mental health through the use of art, music and stories.

Foundation Profile

Jana Marie Foundation

501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation


Founded: February 2012

President: Marisa Vicere 


Goal:  Address mental health and wellness for adolescents in Central Pennsylvania.

Our Work in Raising Awareness

Straight Talk: Real conversations for people who care about kids

Offered in partnership with State College Area School District, Communities that Care Partnership and Youth Service Bureau


A monthly seminar designed to reduce and prevent substance abuse and to encourage positive youth development and decisions throughout our community.

‚ÄčEmpowering Young People. Enhancing Their Community.


Jana Marie Foundation harnesses the power of creative expression and dialogue to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental well-being among young people and their communities.

We envision communities working together to knock down walls and transform emotional distress into resiliency and hope.

Jana Marie Foundation