What is Aevidum ?.
Aevidum’sgoal is to create a positive mental health environment, a culture of “I Got Your Back” in schools and communities across the nation by forming Aevidum chapters and by empowering youth. The Aevidum message is delivered creatively through a series of student-generated materials, interactive displays, high-energy assemblies, community events, etc.
In addition to appearing on TV, radio and in newspapers across Pa, Aevidum has appeared on Good Morning America.
Joe Vulopas believes in empowering students and educators. Joe, a McCaskey graduate, is the Executive Director of Aevidum. He is on a leave of absence from teaching English at Cocalico High School in Lancaster PA, where he taught for 15 years. In 2003, following the suicide of a sophomore at his school, Joe rallied students to raise awareness about depression and suicide. Under his guidance, the students formed Aevidum, an award-winning education initiative that empowers students to be advocates for themselves and for their peers.
…remember, we’ve got your back!
~ To transform schools by creating an “I’ve got your back” atmosphere, providing a universal sense of security and a chance for students to realize their full potential.
~ The Aevidum experience will raise awareness of the main issues facing young people and develop a culture of “I’ve got your back!” through a series of actions, large and small.
~ Advisors empower students to take the information from the experts and to use their gifts and talents to get the facts across to their friends, giving young people the opportunity to educate, empower, and inspire their peers.
For students to create an “I’ve got your back” community, to be provided with resources to combat personal issues including suicide, depression, anxiety, abuse, bullying, eating disorders, etc.