About the Foundation
In a world where half of all lifelong mental disorders start by the age of 14, the Trae Young Family Foundation exists to initiate discussions about mental health and wellness from an early age.
Together, the Trae Young Family Foundation is determined to revolutionize the concept of mental toughness. Pictured: Trae with his siblings Camryn, Timothy and Caitlyn, and his mother and father, Candice and Rayford.
Our mission at the Trae Young Family Foundation is to empower individuals to achieve their full potential by promoting mental health and wellness. We strive to equip those who may be struggling with mental health issues with the tools, resources and support needed in order to thrive. Our goal is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and create a community of compassion and understanding. We believe that by investing in mental health, we can create a brighter future for everyone.
Our Foundation’s Beginnings
The origin of the Trae Young Family Foundation can be found in Trae’s youth in Oklahoma.
Back in 2008, when the Seattle Supersonics relocated to Oklahoma City, their star players—Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden—weren’t originally from the state. Nevertheless, they made significant contributions to the local community, leaving a lasting impact. Inspired by their example, Trae Young was deeply moved.
But that’s not all. Trae is not alone in the Young family in his quest to make a difference. The desire for truly impactful mental health resources and genuine conversations surrounding it are deeply engrained into the whole Young family. At the Trae Young Family Foundation, we believe that mental health challenges cannot be achieved in isolation; it necessitates the collective efforts of every one of us.
Empowering Mental Health Initiatives: Our Focus and Commitment
We support organizations that:
- Prioritize initiatives to provide mental health services within K-12 schools
- Offer accessible and affordable counseling and therapy services
- Raise awareness about mental health issues among students, parents, teachers, and the community
- Provide mental health training for teachers, coaches and staff
- Promote peer support and mental health awareness among students
- Collaborate with local mental health agencies to build a network of resources
- Invest in research efforts and advocacy campaigns to improve mental health policies and practices
- Offer resources and guidance to parents and caregivers to support their children’s mental well-being at home and in school
Check out the work we are doing in Trae’s hometown of Norman, Oklahoma.