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The Cheslie C. Kryst Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2023 by April Simpkins, mother and best friend of the late Cheslie Kryst. Cheslie, a tireless community servant and mentor to young adults and teens, often volunteered her time and energy to causes and nonprofits supporting underserved communities. Her selfless nature is at the heart of The Cheslie C. Kryst Foundation and serves as our North Star.


The Cheslie C. Kryst Foundation  nonprofits that support teens' and young adults' mental health and wellness through services, programs, education, and counseling.

We believe every young person has the potential to achieve great things, and to make a positive impact in their communities and in the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower young people and teens by ensuring equitable access to mental health and wellness services.


Our Vision

Our vision is a future where every young person thrives with access to stigma-free mental health support, making mental wellness a universal priority.

Our 2024 Board Members

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