Gale Saler, LCPC, CRC-MAC, CAI-II, CIP

Founder and CEO, NorthStar Academy

“Our teens live in a complex, often confusing world of academic expectations, shifting peer loyalties, and a social media environment that often makes them feel less safe.”

Dr. Victor Schwartz

Chief Medical Officer, JED Foundation

“It is important for kids to have solid and real role models. This includes expressing your feelings and admitting your mistakes.”

Mel Taylor

President and Chief Executive Officer, Splitsecond 

“Observe their options, their feelings and trust their instincts. Plan for success, and decide what steps are needed to meet the goal.”

Joel Feldman

Founder, EndDD

“The importance of parents in consistently modeling safe behaviors for their children cannot be overstated.”