FIRE Within Info

About the FIRE Within

The FIRE Within program empowers teens to apply entrepreneurial and leadership strategies to suicide prevention, and in the process, transform themselves and their community. Students research and identify root causes of mental health distress in their school and as a team develop and run a sustainable revenue-generating business that directly impacts those issues. Students design innovative marketing plans, create and sell products or services, and apply market-based solutions to suicide prevention in their communities.

About Carson J Spencer Foundation

The Carson J Spencer Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization based in Denver, Colorado. CJSF leads innovation in suicide prevention by helping leaders and communities sustain a passion for living. Our mission is to elevate the conversation to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority in our schools, workplaces, and communities.

Our core values include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Collaboration
  • Upstream prevention
  • Integrity
  • Passion for Living

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