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Founded Year

2010

Stage

Grant | Alive

Total Raised

$100K

Last Raised

$100K | 1 yr ago

About Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne is a non-profit organization focused on sport-based therapy within the mental health sector. They offer clinician-led curricula and training programs that integrate sports into therapeutic practices to develop social-emotional skills in young people. The company primarily provides services to the mental health care industry, targeting youth development professionals, sports coaches, and educators. It was founded in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Headquarters Location

418 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts, 02215,

United States

617-504-1284

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Latest Doc Wayne News

Doc Wayne Youth Services Selected as Expert Provider to Address Youth Mental Wellbeing Crisis in the U.S.

Nov 16, 2023

. News Provided By Share This Article The multi-year program launched on World Mental Health Day, places special focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth The impact of equipping coaches to create affirming and welcoming spaces that celebrate youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and girls cannot be understated for improved mental health outcomes.” — Rebekah Roulier, LMHC, Managing Director of Doc Wayne BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, November 16, 2023 / EINPresswire.com / -- Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne''), a nonprofit innovator and provider of sport-based mental health therapy for youth, today announced it has been enlisted to serve as an Expert Provider to the “Head In The Game'' program. The multi-year Beyond Sport program powered by Z Zurich Foundation and in collaboration with Zurich North America, provides mental wellbeing resources and training centered on prevention, promotion and attitude shifts, and building a learning community. The goal is to leverage sports – community, collegiate and professional – to positively impact 13- to 19-year-olds with a special focus on youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth and girls. Doc Wayne was brought on as one of two Expert Providers to implement the capacity-building portion of the program, contribute content and resources for the Head In The Game awareness campaign, and participate in the Learning Community. As part of this work, Doc Wayne, along with experts from the Center for Healing and Justice through Sport (CHJS), is providing athlete-focused training for over 2,000 coaches around the country that addresses the needs of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth. “There are many incredibly complex topics and situations that arise when dealing with young people that coaches may be unsure on how to address. With Doc Wayne being at the forefront of trauma-informed sports-based trainings that support youth mental health,” our participating coaches will learn how to create intersecting, safe and engaging learning spaces that will positively impact youth, their families, and ultimately, communities as a whole,” said Adam Burgess, Program Director of Beyond Sport. Doc Wayne’s Head In The Game workshops, curated by LGBTQ-identified youth development professionals, explore what it means to proactively create LGBTQ-affirming athletic spaces. Using an interactive, experiential approach, participants practice intervention techniques that address anti-LGBTQ behavior within sports. Participants will walk away with practical applications for how to better support their current or future LGBTQIA+ athletes. The workshops are free for coaches and are offered in person, virtually and as self-paced sessions. “The impact of equipping and encouraging coaches to create affirming and welcoming spaces that see, hear, and celebrate youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and girls cannot be understated for improved mental health outcomes,” said Rebekah Roulier, LMHC , Managing Director of Doc Wayne. “The collaboration and breadth of the Head In The Game program is awe-inspiring, and will vitally reach disadvantaged populations throughout the U.S.'' Roulier concluded, “Doc Wayne is deeply committed to systemic and everlasting change with the goal to create a more equitable and mentally healthy society for all.” Head In The Game recognizes that mental wellbeing challenges exist for all youth demographics and this comprehensive program strives to include and benefit all. Though everyone's mental wellbeing journey is different, Head In The Game wants young people to know that they are not alone. The initiative includes nonprofit grants, youth coach training, a multimedia awareness campaign, and a learning community that will be launching soon to foster collaboration, share insights, and continuously improve collective efforts to support teen mental health. ### About Doc Wayne Youth Services Doc Wayne is an innovator and provider of sport-based mental health therapy for youth. We provide services, tools and training that address emotional, behavioral, traumatic, racial, gender, and cultural-based barriers by providing equitable access to better mental health for all. Our clinician-led curricula puts sport into practice; programs are held in a gym or on a field at schools, community centers and in clinical settings. The approach fosters openness and trust that enables healing, the development of life skills and learning teamwork, with the benefits of physical activity. Strengthening the social-emotional skills in young learners helps to build healthier, more resilient global communities. Doc Wayne, headquartered in Boston with an office in Allston, MA, also has a growing team worldwide. About Beyond Sport Beyond Sport is a global foundation that invests in organizations, programs and networks that use sport to positively impact communities. Believing that sport provides a powerful pathway to effective solutions addressing complex societal issues, the foundation employs a unique and holistic approach that leverages a global network of sport for social change innovators, progressive organizations and expertise built up over nearly two decades. Since 2008, it has provided approximately $9.5M in grants to 384 projects across 75 countries. www.beyondsport.org . Heidi Boie

Doc Wayne Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Doc Wayne founded?

    Doc Wayne was founded in 2010.

  • Where is Doc Wayne's headquarters?

    Doc Wayne's headquarters is located at 418 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.

  • What is Doc Wayne's latest funding round?

    Doc Wayne's latest funding round is Grant.

  • How much did Doc Wayne raise?

    Doc Wayne raised a total of $100K.

  • Who are the investors of Doc Wayne?

    Investors of Doc Wayne include ESPN.

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