About us

Make a Difference for Kids, Inc. is non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization promoting awareness and prevention of cyberbullying and suicide through education. The organization was created in memory of Rachael Neblett, and Kristin Settles, two Mt. Washington, Kentucky teens who died as the result of suicide. Rachael, a victim of cyberstalking, took her life October 9, 2006. Kristin, her close friend and school mate, ended her life on April 2, 2007. The grieving parents and family members, along with concerned business leaders from the small Mt. Washington community were called to action by the tragic death of these two young girls. In April 2007, shortly after Kristin's death, Make a Difference for Kids, Inc. was founded.

Six months after Kristen's death, another Mt. Washington teen and close friend, Karissa Smith died by suicide.

Make a Difference for Kids' mission is :

  • To educate the community on the dangers of the internet, especially cyberbullying, and to teach parents and their children how to be safe online.

  • To educate the community on the warning signs of suicide, and how to act vigorously to question, persuade, and refer a suicidal teen for help.

  • To work with school administrators, law enforcement officials, and local government leaders to plan strategies and adopt policies dealing with cyberbullying and teen suicide.

We hope you will take time to read these three girls' stories. Learn what our organization is doing and how you can help.

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We don't think it should be this way...

If you look around a class of 25 students, at least five are likely to have seriously considered suicide, and at least two to three are likely to have tried to kill themselves in the past year.

Nearly one in three (30%) parents of children 12-17 years old fear bullying and cyberbullying over kidnapping, domestic terrorism, car accidents, suicide or any other incident. And of parents whose children are under 12 years old, more than one in four (27%) parents say they are most afraid of bullying and cyberbullying, with kidnapping only slightly higher (30%).