WELCOME TO ABF
The Avery Burton Foundation (ABF) is NOT a suicide prevention agency. ABF is a non-profit 501 c.3 that provides advocacy, educational resources and seeks to end the stigma around mental health. This is done through impactful storytelling via the ABF Resiliency Project and providing Mental Health First Aid (MFHA) tips.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). In Espanol, please contact 1-888-628-9454.
To reach the NEW Suicide Lifeline, dial 988. For more Culturally Competent providers, check our RESOURCES PAGE.
The Avery Burton Foundation has been established to serve as an educational development and community development public charity. The idea of this organization has been initiated from a challenge faced in many communities of having loved ones who may be silently suffering with issues that are too great for them to handle on their own which in some cases can lead to unfortunate outcomes.
These programs (and additional future programming) will be developed and expanded through educational systems, civic organizations, religious organizations and any other non-profits that are willing to partner with the Avery Burton Foundation.
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ABF Scholarship ProgrAm
Las Vegas – The Avery Burton Foundation (ABF), a non-profit 501c.3 charity focused on mental health outreach and education, donated $5,000 on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 to the Public Education Foundation (PEF) in support of the annual scholarship program for Clark County School District high school seniors. The Avery Burton Excellence in Academics & Sports Memorial Scholarship will fund 5 $1,000 scholarships to students selected from over 100 applications this year. Board members, donors and volunteers were on hand to present the check to PEF representatives.
This year the foundation is awarding five $1,000 dollar scholarships to Clark County high school seniors in partnership with the Public Education Foundation.
The foundation is named after Avery Burton, a graduate of Foothill High School and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He took his life after a major depressive episode in 2017.
Founded in 2019, ABF offers outreach, education resources and Mental Health First Aid tips to schools, colleges, students, families, businesses and organizations. Additionally, ABF provides annual scholarships to graduating high school students through the “Avery Burton Excellence in Academics and Sports” Scholarship.
The Avery Burton Excellence in Academics and Sports Scholarship ensures his legacy will live on through the work of the ABF and storytelling initiatives, including the Resilience Project, which published student essays from a then record 57 applicants in 2021. In 2022, ABF saw applications increase to 103.
The ABF Resiliency Project and publishing the essays ensures students have their voices heard. Additionally, it inspires hope for others struggling with the mental health toll from isolation as a result of distance learning during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. For more information please visit: www.
You can learn more about Avery’s Story in Reggie Burton’s book, “This is Depression,” his personal story of Avery’s life and battle with depression available on Amazon or www.
ABF Founder Receives Recognition
“Obsidian & Neon” Photo Profile Exhibit & NAACP Legacy Builder Award for 2022
Obsidian & Neon
The third annual “Obsidian & Neon”: Building Black Life & Identity in Las Vegas” photo/narrative profiles exhibit is featuring Reggie Burton, owner of the RB Group public relations firm and founder of the Avery Burton Foundation, as one of its 21 iconic photo/narrative profiles of black Las
Vegans who have made a difference in their community.
Legacy Builder for the NAACP
As a special recognition and in celebration of Black History Month, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Branch 1111 recently awarded Southern Nevada public relations professional Reggie Burton with its distinguished Legacy Builder Award for 2022.
Burton was selected for making a profound and positive difference in the
community through his work at the Avery Burton Foundation.
Watch ABF in the news
The Avery Burton Foundation is proud to partner with KSNV TV News 3’s new initiative, Mental Health Matters.
ABF Founder Reggie Burton was recently interview by Marie Mortera of KSNV Channel 3 News about the dangers of depression for students heading back to school for the opening school year. Click Here to Watch:
NEWS 3 Las Vegas
ABF is proud to announce it has partnered with KSNV Channel 3 News Las Vegas to bring you “Mental Health Matters” segment, which introduces you to real life stories in the Las Vegas community.
See the first of many stories at https://news3lv.com/news/local/mental-health-matters-christina-aldans-story
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