By: Arianna Barela
Active Minds is a recent club that has risen within Pueblo County High School. Their focus is to inform the community on mental health awareness. The club has ten members right now, including Amanda Alfonso, president and Jessie Christie, secretary.
Alfonso stated, “Active Minds is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting mental health awareness. Our goal is to provide more mental health resources to students at PCHS, and give everyone a place to be open, honest, and just hang out!”
As of now the club is working on fundraising activities. They meet around every Monday in Ms. Baker's room to discuss details and fundraising opportunities they can commit to. In their last meeting they discussed different ways to spread awareness through posters and social media posts. As well as electing a new treasure for the club, junior, Katelynn Neal.
On Saturday Dec. 10, a bake sale was held and they had raised about 164 dollars. HOSSA (Future Health Professionals) gave this money to the Active Minds Foundation. They are currently working to raise money for the Rye FFA, in honor of Stetson Brunick, junior soccer player for PCHS, who passed away this year. They are working to donate the money raised to this foundation and hope to include many other foundations in the future. Active Minds is still looking for official sponsors and are constantly working to spread awareness in many ways.