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FOUNDERS

Esha Kode

Co-Founder

Here’s one of our founders, Esha Kode! Esha is a Psychology major, aspiring to become a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon in the future. Esha was also crowned as the first ever Miss Teen India Worldwide 2019-2020 and uses her platform to advocate for bringing more mental health awareness into communities, hence why she helped found Happy2Thrive.

Sanjana Chekuri

Co-Founder

Meet our co-founder Sanjana Chekuri! She is currently a Cell Biology & Neuroscience major, hoping to enter the medical field. Sanjana is also a passionate dancer and performer who believes in expressing emotions through this art form. She strongly believes in impacting people positively in every aspect of her life, hence the reason why she helped form Happy2Thrive.

OUR HISTORY

Initially, we focused on a broader idea of mental health and mental illnesses, wanting to impact a larger community. Specifically, we worked on COVID relief, service projects, and awareness programs.

Now, we decided to target a smaller and more specific population (i.e. elementary and middle schoolers) to create a greater impact.

OUR MISSION

Happy2Thrive is a non-profit organization focused on advocating for better mental health education for the youth, primarily in elementary and middle schools. We strive to cultivate curriculums that generate more welcoming atmostpheres for conversations about mental health and focus on the youth because change and education from a young age lead to better mental health care.

We will accomplish these goals by..

ADVOCATING

for the implementation of a mental health-related curriculum in elementary and middle schools by working with government officials and school board directors.

EDUCATING

the youth through interactive activities and programs to spread mental health awareness in schools.

FUNDRAISING

for materials and staff needed to support such programs.

We hope to bring better mental health awareness through our initiations.