Foster Community to Ensure That Everyone is a Valued Member
Jennifer and Jeremy instilled an open-mind, open-heart philosophy in Avielle because they know a strong community is one where every member belongs and is a valuable contributor, regardless of ethnicity, beliefs, political views, lifestyle, or social ideologies. In such communities, individuals don’t feel ostracized, stigmatized, bullied, or alienated, and the propensity to act in desperate, destructive, or violent ways is diminished or eliminated. Citizenship in a community goes beyond fitting in, it comes with responsibility. In all the Avielle Foundation does, it is our belief that we must understand the biological and environmental factors that impact the brain and lead to malevolent behaviors. We must build communities where all individuals are included, given a contributing role, and kept safe.