"We want to come hear your message" expressed by The Leaven who attended Not Perfect's Event.Not Pefect was honored to be asked by the media to cover our event at Reach KCK. We were elated to discover that the article covered the entire back page of The Leaven. The detailed article was so very "perfectly" articulated by Jessica Langdon in attendance with others from their newspaper. It goes on to state "...the audience had probably never experienced a presentation like this...and for some, it really hit home." And, "the quest for perfection can be huge in young people's lives". Presenter, Shawn stated, "I only know one person that is perfect, and that is Jesus Christ, the Son of God." An old door (not perfect's staple) was asked to be kept at ReachKCK . It was signed by the youth as to what they wanted to break free from. "It will be a constant inspiration and reminder for them" stated Liz Miller Director at Reach KCK. Look for the article on line at
LEAVEN NEWSPAPER-NOT PERFECT AT REACH KCK MARCH 28, 2014
Not Perfect on KCTV5 Nov. 11, 2014 "Social Media helps raise awareness to suicide prevention"(by Amy Anderson,anchor/Reporter.
ICindy Wittman and Shawn Gaupp of 'not perfect' were asked to appear on KCTV5 after the tragic deaths of 2 young girls that were victims of suicide at Olathe Northwest in November. They discussed their organizaiton's message that has touched so many, addressing suicide and also the upside of social media. Gaupp commented on suicide, "This is something we need to talk about. Don't sweep it under the rug because you will miss what kids are telling you." Gaupp stated further regarding social media, "They say one positive comment instantly created two positive comments on each social medial site." Cindy added "It's an avenue for them to have somebody by their side when they can't physically have them by their side. It's a positive thing for them to have and be able to access 24/7." Wittman urges parents to be there for their children and keep a watchful eye. Listen for comments about dying, even in a joking fashion or writings about death, drug or alcohol use, sigsn of depression and withdrawal, sleeping or eating habit changes or signs of anxiety. "Talk to your child and ask them directly if they have suicidal thoughts and be willing to get help. "Listen," Wittman said. "Be an ear."
CATHOLIC KEY NEWSPAPER Nov. 21, 2015
Features Not Perfect Event at OLA School
Not Perfect gave their presentation for the third time at OLA to the mididle school age youth."It is the youth that keep asking for 'not perfect' back" stated the principal, ..."and it truly speaks to us as teachers and adults. We need this too!"
Further, "We know 'not perfect' is definitely reaching our youth," said the school counsellor. "I had several students come to me after the presentation with some serious issues.Also, I downloaded additional "What Now" cards from your website. Thank you for what you are doing."
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