May 9, 2024: On “Mental Breakthroughs” on the Mental Health TV Network, host Patricia Wu is joined by guest Heidi Cuppari who shares her passion for empowering young people to create change.

Watch here: Empowering Youth: How Young People Can Change the World – MHTN

Key points:

Find Your Passion

Helping young people discover what brings them joy is the first step towards positive mental health and making a difference in the world.

Problem Solvers

When youth connect their passions with a desire to solve problems, they can overcome challenges like anxiety and depression.

Youth Have a Voice

Programs that give young people a seat at the table with global leaders can transform their confidence and build skills to make real-world change.

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Mental Health TV Network: Empowering Youth: How Young People Can Change the World – MHTN

Heidi Cuppari’s Youth Ventures: Dream Tank – Teens & Parents On Track

Heidi Cuppari, a graduate of Brown University, is a pioneering figure in the fields of sustainable financing, impact investing, youth entrepreneurship, and women's leadership. Having moved to Boulder in 2006, she has spent nearly two decades contributing to the growth and development of the impact investing and social entrepreneurship community in the city. With a personal life as vibrant as her professional one, Heidi is a devoted mother and an integral part of a close-knit family. She started a family legacy art gallery and celebration space called Cuppari Mondo Bello, in collaboration with her children and her father, the acclaimed Italian artist Pasquale Cuppari. This venture was initiated to uplift her father during the challenging times of COVID-19, and it has since morphed into an avenue for social impact through the amplification of consciousness-evoking art. In her career and volunteer activities, Heidi strives to align global social impact with collective action. As the founder of Island17 and Dream Tank, and as a council member of The Digital Economist, she continually advances her mission of fostering a healed planet and peaceful world. She recently co-created the Playa Puertecito Collaborative, an initiative aimed at building a sustainable community on the Sea of Cortez. Her work emphasizes the power of collective impact and highlights the importance of giving a voice to the younger generation in shaping our shared future. Heidi's Empowerment Coaching and Mentoring sessions demonstrate her ability to blend traditional life coaching support with loving, innovative, and relationship-based models.