Thanks to local help

ChildWise Institute is working hard to elevate the well-being of our children, but not alone. We are joined by many people and organizations that believe in this mission to Elevate Montana!

One such person is a man in orange. His name is Brian Wagner, and he works at Home Depot in Helena. ChildWise presented the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study Summit in Billings last month. As part of the Summit we challenged the 200 people in attendance to think differently about solving the problems Montana faces in regards to children, like being 50th in the nation for child health, and in the top states in the nation for teen suicide.

We challenged our audience to put a square peg in a round hole. Home Depot donated the materials for 35 sets of yellow square pegs and red round holes. Brian Wagner at Home Depot put in two all-nighters to cut and paint these 35 sets, and even recruited his sister to help! This selfless act of kindness helped make our Summit a terrific success and helped generate very creative thinking by our audience.

Brian Wagner and Home Depot are part of the solutions we need to truly elevate the well-being of Montana’s children and families. Thank you for being part of the Elevate Montana team!

Todd Garrison


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