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The Win Column 002

Posted on 26 February 2019

Welcome to the win column. This section is dedicated to telling stories from across the YXU community of simple actions that empower others, connect communities, and leave a big impact in the lives of others. These are stories worth telling and wins worth celebrating, so let’s get to it.

  1. Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters launched in 2016 with a week long campaign to stop the stigma around mental health. During that week more the 35,000 pieces of collateral were distributed on campus at The Ohio State University. Since that week the team has spent the past their years planning, learning, and getting feedback on their ideas. They are now prepared to launch their first product MHM - Group, a mental health fitness class run by a trained facilitator. To learn more about Mental Health Matters follow @mhmworld on Instagram, like Mental Health Matters on Facebook, or check out their website.

  1. Only in Appalachia

Founded in 2018 by a group of highly motivated students determined to redefine the Appalachian Narrative through the power of positivity, authenticity, and story telling, Only in Appalachia has the people and places that make this region so unique. Their most recent video series highlights education in Appalachia. They engage with a number of life-long learners, teachers, and administrators to understand where our Appalachian Education system has been in the past, where it is currently, and where it is going in the future. To learn more visit their website, follow @onlyinappalachia on Instagram, or like them on Facebook!

  1. Honest Jobs

Fresh off an appearance at The Ohio State University's TedX event, Harley Blakeman is continuing to build out his company Harley is also the CEO and Co-Founder of and just one of the millions of talented formerly incarcerated job candidates in America. His company aims to connect eager job seekers with background friendly employers all across America. To learn more about the company, visit their website.


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