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The mission of the CKG Foundation is to fulfill Cameron’s dream
and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and
understanding of teenage depression and anxiety.
We are excited that you want to be a part of
Cameron’s dream team to normalize the conversation
about mental wellness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
We are here to help answer your questions, provide guidance and support you. At the same time, this is YOUR club, and we encourage you to think outside the box to meet the needs of your school and community.
The mission of a SpeakUp Club is to increase awareness and understanding of teenage mental wellness, including anxiety and depression, and to show support for those who are struggling. This mission mirrors that of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and supports the vision Cameron began.
To start a club, you need to follow the guidelines set
forth by your school administration.
Typically, you will need a faculty sponsor.
Below is a quick start-up guide and questions to
ask yourselves to begin.
Who should you ask to be the faculty club sponsor?
Is there a teacher that students are comfortable talking with, does the teacher have a personal connection to the mission, which teacher do you
trust to share your
Frequency of meetings – once a month, twice a month?
How long will the
Who will help
lead the club?