It Takes Courage is a volunteer-based community outreach team from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Our programs target school-aged youth, school and community mentors, counselors, and various service groups.
In November 2012, Heather Savalox and Kayla Guettich traveled to Tampa, Florida to share their stories as part of the Erase Hate Tampa Bay Awareness Festival. They spoke to a crowd of more than 2,000 people at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Mike and Kathy Diemer, owners of Johnny B. Good's Diner, are an integral part of It Takes Courage. From participating in our talks to opening their Diner up as a safe haven for kids who feel they have no one to talk to. Comfort can be found at Johnny B. Good's.
It Takes Courage operates as a program under REPS, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are funded solely through the generosity of donatons. If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation, click here.
Joe Bell lost his son Jadin at 15 to suicide. Jadin was bullied due to his sexuality. Joe stopped in Steamboat Springs on his 'Walk for Change' and shared Jadin's story with It Takes Courage, SK8 Church and the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs.