Cremer Family Turns Tragedy into Triumph by Helping to Prevent Addiction

We want to thank the family and friends of Mitchell Cremer for their donations to RISE TOGETHER. It truly does make a difference for the young people in our community.

Thanks to you, youth can access educational programming around mental health and addiction. Instead of remaining silent, more youth can access a safe place to speak out about the issues they care about, forming bonds with their peers and relationships with adult mentors who are both able to help them navigate life’s challenges.

The peer programming that youth now have access to during the day makes a massive difference in these students’ lives. As you know, 2020 has been more than challenging. While millions face uncertainty, many find it challenging to learn how to cope with today’s ‘new normal. With reports of stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, and overdose deaths on the rise, it is no wonder why it may be the perfect time to help young people find a better way to take care of themselves.

Jake Larsh says it best: I have been a teacher at Appleton West High School for 10 years as an AP/Dual Credit teacher of psychology. Through student-led initiatives, I found RISE TOGETHER, who has led programs to ignite and engage our entire student body talking about resilience, the power of storytelling, and increasing positive help-seeking norms. Because of their work, I know my students and myself ARE loved, ARE heard, and ARE inspired to live in hope.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of youth in Wisconsin. We believe that your loved one, Mitchell Cremer, is proud of the work that is being done because of your help. Like our many loved ones, it is an honor to help lift up Mitchell’s story in hopes of making a difference right here at home.

Mitchell had big dreams for the future, but ultimately his struggle with mental health and addiction cut his life short. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health or addiction, please contact 1-800-950-NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) or

For more information on Mitchell, please read his (obituary here).

Our condolences,
Anthony Alvarado
President & Co-founder

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