A message from Kaden Piel and the entire Merino Jr./Sr. High School:
Colorado teens and Colorado schools (other states are welcome to join as well)… If you are wondering what #fightthefunk is, this is the hashtag that was created as I tried to “fight my own funk.” The purpose of this school challenge is to get other schools showing how students are “fighting their funks.” Get everyone involved!
Along with the other four schools nominated, we nominate anyone willing to participate in our school-wide challenge! This video could not have been made without the help of the administration, Merino staff, and the Merino students. A very special thank you to Ms. Kati Kuntz (Merino’s wellness supervisor), Mr. Brungardt (Merino’s Principal), Mr. Kirschbaum (FCCLA advisor), and the very talented Sam Uyemura, from Wray, (our video editor).
We understand it might take a little time to get your school’s #fightthefunk video done. Colorado teens, let your creative juices help push our movement and continue to share our ideas on how to #fightthefunk.
If you are in crisis, call the free Colorado Crisis & Support Line at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or visit coloradocrisisservices.org to connect with a trained counselor in your area. Contact the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). These services are free and available to anyone. All calls and services are confidential.