Active Minds offers dinner with President Pelton

Emerson Active Minds is offering Emerson students an opportunity to eat dinner with President M. Lee Pelton at his Beacon Hill home. Active Minds, a mental health awareness club at Emerson is raising money for its parent organization. For every $10 students donate to Active Minds through the fundraiser, participants will be entered to win two tickets for dinner at Pelton’s house.  

According to Ashley Cunningham, founder of Emerson Active Minds, the club is in process of becoming SGA-recognized. She said the Emerson chapter hopes that this fundraiser will bring awareness about the importance of mental health education at the college. 

”Our ultimate goal this year is to reach school-wide awareness,” Cunningham, a junior marketing communication major, wrote in a statement. “We aim to promote an open conversation about mental health so that all students feel comfortable seeking help when they need it. It is difficult to accomplish this mission if the  students don’t know that this positive mental health force exists on our campus.”

According to the Active Minds website, every  dollar  raised  goes directly  towards the Active  Minds national office. The deadline to enter the Active Minds fundraiser is  Nov. 13.