Local Eagle Scout Project Works to Prevent Teen Suicide

ORANGE COUNTY, CA. — Recycling, preventing suicide, and community involvement: while seemingly diverse and distinct from each other, Madison Shuford addresses each of these in his upcoming Eagle Scout project. He created the endeavor to bring awareness to My Broken Palace, a Rancho Santa Margarita based non-profit that works to prevent teen suicide. Madison hails from Boy Scout Troop 700 in Aliso Viejo.

Madison is leading a team of volunteers who will reach out to 500 local families in the areas surrounding his school, Trabuco Hills High School. Through a can and bottle recycling drive, the team will raise awareness and provide information about My Broken Palace. The first two collection dates will be August 17 and September 14 from 8am to 10am at Solana Park in Rancho Santa Margarita.

My Broken Palace Encourages Struggling Teens Fighting Depression, Addiction, Self-Injury & Suicide

Orange Country, CA — Teen suicide accounts for 13% of all deaths among today’s youth, according to Fox News. In response to the rise in cyber-bullying, teen depression and addiction, My Broken Palace has started a movement to be an encouraging voice in the lives of teens.

My Broken Palace believes that loneliness deepens teens’ struggles. The non-profit movement provides “emotional triage” for teens through a peer to peer encouragement network, as well as through one on one interaction at live events such as Vans Warped Tour and various other music festivals around the country.