We are Combine Columbine. We are a social enterprise run by nine students attending an entrepreneurship class at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado with a mission to bring attention to the issue of lack of communication not only between friends, but within families as well. This is a significant stepping stone in mitigating suicide and creating a more unified community. We have identified this as an issue that easily leads to a feeling of loneliness or isolation–factors that contribute to suicide. By working towards ending this problem, we are one of many tools that contribute to the cause of suicide prevention and awareness. Through QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond) training and our Fire Within representative (Jamie Lowther), we have learned how to identify the warning signs of a person who may be considering suicide, how to approach someone suspected of having these thoughts, and where to seek help in these instances. In order to have a strong, functioning business that can make a difference, our team evaluated our own individual strengths and thinking styles. Overseen by our two CEO’s, each member of our team has a specific task at all times, utilizing the various skill sets to our advantage and increasing productivity. True to our motto, we want to focus on Living United; our class has decided to focus on what we call “The Three C’s”: Community, Care, and Communication. Using the skills we have acquired, we will make a difference in the world and lives around us.
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