Quadcast Ep. 18: Mental Health Entrepreneur on Creating Communities of Acceptance and Authenticity
On the Quadcast this week we speak with Jared Fenton, founder and Executive Director of the Reflect Organization, a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering college students to foster a culture of authenticity, self-love, and allyship on campus.
Fenton describes his organization’s work, mask phenomena like the “Penn Face,” and his focus on providing “One Caring Person” for college students nationwide. Of his organizations’ student gatherings, he says, “When we have thousands of students… coming together to take off the metaphorical masks of effortless perfection to connect with each other as their true selves, to support each other in being their true selves, and to work with each other to overcome challenges and thrive, we can create these little microcosms of what college campuses could look like if people were to be somewhat of this one caring person for each other.”