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.

Empowering Young People. Enhancing Their Community.


Jana Marie Foundation empowers young people, especially young women, to make positive choices, practice self-respect and maintain healthy relationships by providing opportunities for personal growth and creative expression.

Jana Marie Foundation

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.

Foundation Profile

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.

Jana Marie Foundation

501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation


Founded: February 2012

President: Marisa Vicere Brown


Goal:  Address mental health and wellness for adolescents, particularly young women, in Centre County, PA.