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be true. be you. be kind.

About Us

The One Life Project works to build and create a kinder world where we educate, advocate for, and support teens, college students, and young adults who are struggling with mental health in the hopes of preventing suicide in young people and ending the stigma that surrounds mental health. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and currently have several offices across the northeast and midwest in the United States. The One Life Project was founded and is currently directed by Alexander Kovarovic and is home to over 500 volunteers and employees worldwide. We are a 92% volunteer run organization, meaning volunteers make up the majority of the One Life Project.

How We Started

In 2016, high school senior Alexander Kovarovic started a nonprofit then called the One Life Organization which focused on raising money for families in need of help due to house fires, car accidents, and homelessness. The organization was run that way until 2021 when it took the new name, the One Life Project and created an entirely new mission of helping teens and young people with mental health. Our 'be true, be you, be kind' motto took form in 2022 and serves as a reminder to always be yourself while also being kind to others as kindness makes all the difference in our communities.

Why Our Mission Is So Important

Mental health isn't talked about nearly as much as should be as many people are uninformed, some are uncomfortable talking about it, and others simply don't think it's important enough to be educated on. Mental health includes our social well-being as well as our psychological and emotional health. Our mental health affects how we think, how we act, how we view ourselves and others, and it impacts our self esteem, and whether we make good choices or not. Whether we are five years old, graduating high school, going through college, starting our first job, or retiring, mental health is important and ignoring it can be detrimental to our overall well-being. Our social life is also heavily affected by our mental health. Our mission allows us to support those who feel unsupported, help those who are struggling through life, and advocate for those whose voices aren't yet strong enough to stand alone.

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