Active Minds Selected to Partner with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

Organizations join together to promote kindness and bravery

May 12, 2014 – (Washington, D.C.) – Active Minds is pleased to participate in Born Brave events across the U.S. this summer, hosted by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation (BTWF). Starting on May 12 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, and continuing at stops in Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, California and Arizona, the organizations will come together to increase awareness of issues facing today’s youth, and to promote mental and physical health within the community. Active Minds and BTWF share a common vision to inspire individuality and empowerment in youth locally and beyond.

BTWF serves youth worldwide, and strives to equip them with the safety, skills and opportunities they need to be their kindest, bravest selves. BTWF’s Born Brave Tour will connect Active Minds with a diverse youth community to promote discussions on health, bravery, and community.

“BTWF has an unparalleled ability to bring industry leaders together with local and national organizations in effective partnerships” said Alison Malmon, Executive Director and Founder of Active Minds. “Their efforts serve as an example for organizations like ours, and we couldn’t be more excited to work together.”

“Born This Way is thrilled to be partnering with Active Minds,” said Cynthia Germanotta, the Foundation’s President and Co-Founder, and Gaga’s mother. “Today’s youth are under immense pressure on a day-to-day basis, and Active Minds has a proven track record of civic engagement and empowerment on college campuses across the country. My daughter has reached so many through her music – we are excited to be working with Active Minds to continue her promotion of kindness and bravery.”

Information on Active Minds and BTWF’s partnership can be found at, or by calling 202-332-9595.

About Active Minds

Active Minds is the young adult voice in mental health advocacy. By supporting a rapidly growing network of hundreds of student-led chapters at colleges and universities, Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Active Minds is a national nonprofit headquartered in Washington D.C. Follow us on Twitter @Active_Minds. For more information

About Born This Way Foundation

Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world. We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in the world. Together, we will move towards acceptance, bravery and love.