10 Days. 10 Runs. 10 Conversations.

Life presents with many opportunities for experiencing ”ups-and-downs” … this thing called Covid-19 is clearly one of the momentous events. Everyone, everywhere is experiencing the negative impact of distancing, isolation, and disruption of social interaction. This reality has greatest impact upon youth who, by definition, are socially sensitive individuals at a critical moment in time. Emotions that are normally enhanced become intensified by circumstances beyond their control. Outcomes can be devastating... confusion, loneliness, depression and even serious emotional breakdown can result. Our effort is to raise awareness of this reality, open avenues for communication and support our youth at a critical moment in their lives.

2nd Annual 10 for 10

Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 10, 2021

Theme: “Breaking Down the Lies we Believe”

I am not enough

No one cares

I am too large, or I am too small

I have to be perfect

If I ignore it, it will go away

I'm too young, or I'm too old

No one will believe me

I’m fine

I have to be strong

I am all alone

Check out the various themes and resources available below. There are ways to start, continue and lead these conversations within the resources as well. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jay Kiel- jkiel@stlukes-elca.org


Positive Thinking



Challenge Negative Thinking

Sharing Your Story

Physical Wellness

Giving Back/ Service


You Matter

These conversations are important, breaking the silence and stigma is important. There are many resources

available to know where to go for help, how to help, and to learn more about this important topic.