The foundation was established after the tragic loss of Jesse Dylan James on September 29, 2017, to suicide. A direct cause was due to personal and online demoralization through bullying. An awesome kid, Jesse was a gentle, smart, witty, and kind-hearted fourteen-year-old freshman at Searcy High School. He was a devoted member of the chess club and the Lion Marching Band.
Our community has lost several young students to suicide, and many people have been affected by these senseless tragedies. We want to help remove this trauma in our community. Searcy can become a model community as we care for those who are mistreated in many ways.