Thank You

We want to thank our sponsors and corporate donors. Without the support of our trusted and valued sponsors, we would not be able to continue our mission to help young people. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Frontier Behavioral Health
Geeks on Wheels
Hearn Brothers Printing
Missionary Chocolates
Office Depot
QPR Institute
RBC Wealth Management
Red Lion Foundation
Spokane Regional Health
Spokane Rotary 21
WA Trust Bank



SMILE works to prevent youth suicide by supporting public health approaches to the early detection and treatment of mental health issues that increase suicide risk.  We also train adults to support youth experiencing any serious personal life crisis. With a focus on building resilience and mastering important life-skills - and where we can, and they are available - we embrace evidence-based, best practices shown to be safe and effective in reducing youth suicide risk, e.g., SOS and QPR. We also educate others in how to increase protective factors for all youth. Research has shown that education is the most powerful tool available to bring about the positive outcomes we all desire, and education will remain our primary mission.  

The following suicide prevention trainings were conducted in 2020 and January 2021:

Staff employed by at Next Generation Zone and Juvenile Detention, including the SAC School program (day reporting) (virtual)-October 2020
All staff in the Lind/Ritzville School District (virtual)-December 2020
School counselors and other staff in the Cheney School District (virtual)-January 2021
In addition, two trainings will be offered virtually through NEWESD 101 in the spring of 2021
Youth Mental Health First Aid training was provided to Gonzaga Prep selected staff-January 2021

Future trainings will continue to be offered in suicide prevention and Youth Mental Health First Aid,
including training on a suicide prevention protocol process designed by NEWESD 101 staff and vetted
through OSPI. NEWESD 101 is grateful for the financial support that SMILE provides for this important
Our deepest appreciation to those who have made contributions and work to make "Early Prevention, Future Success" possible. 


Kelly Mangiaracina
Ally Sowers
S. Kyle Treece
AJ Sanders
Sean Wright
Steve Schreiner
Mona Griffin, Ed.D.
Dr. Matt Layton

Spokane Rotary 21, Civic Affairs
Amy Roberts, CPA
RBC Foundation USA
Dr. Lou Sowers

Office Depot

Patti Osebold

Hearn Brothers Printing

Jason Hubbard & Geeks on Wheels

Frontier Behavioral Health formerly Spokane Mental Health

Paul Quinnett, Ph.D.

Kathy White