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a brighter day
unites Depression and stress resources with teenagers

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Every year, tens of thousands of teenagers struggle with thoughts of depression, deep sadness, isolation, suicide, stress and the feeling of helplessness. Sadly, and too often, the parents of these teens are the last to learn this, and sometimes too late to take action. However, today, there exist terrific resources in formats that teenagers can understand, to help them in multiple ways with these issues, while still allowing the teen to retain their much-needed dignity that they desire. By using the local teenage band Showcase format, judged by Music Professionals on both quality and number of attendees and offering outstanding awards, then the exposure to these resources will have the greatest impact.


These programs will need to be held in a facility that can seat more than one hundred teenagers and still have room for tables of resources off to the side or in the back of the room. In-between each band will be a speaker from the music industry for a few minutes to share a personal story. Total cost for this should be the facility, winning awards, custodial and advertising/marketing. Food can be handled by food trucks outside the facility.

In Memory of Jake Kallen

john trautwein speech

Faith Summit Speech

John Trautwein – 

Fulton County Educators & Faith Leaders

A Note from Elliot Kallen

A Brighter Day, the 501©(3) Charity which Unites Stress and Depression Resources with Teenagers, and will have reached thousands of teens in only our fourth year.  Sadly, the motivation for this charity came from the suicide of my son, Jake, while attending the University of Montana in 2015.  However, we are making a difference in the lives of teenagers and I have received many cards form teens thanking us for savings their lives.

Please don’t hesitate in contacting us to give your support.  We have more than 100 teens come to each of our Annual Teenage Band Showcases in the Bay Area,  with both indoor and outdoor venues.  We hand out to every teen a backpack filled with articles and resources on Stress and Depression for Teens.  

We have many donors and supporters now, and that is growing every day.  We are always looking for more participation, and hope you can help in furthering our cause. There are many ways to have a super day with A Brighter Day.

Thank you for your support.

Elliot Kallen

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We are a 501 (c) (3)  Charity Organization
ID# 61-1769863
411 Read Dr. • Lafayette, CA  94549