Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC was proud to host the Carson J Spencer Foundation’s FIRE Within event on February 25, 2015. The FIRE Within competition challenges teenagers to develop innovative entrepreneurial strategies to address the root causes of suicidal thoughts. The Returning Business Winner is Green Mountain High School. Highlands Ranch High School took 2nd place and George Washington High School rounded out the winner’s podium taking 3rd place.

When the stresses of adolescence become overwhelming, the first people teenagers will turn to for help are usually other teenagers. By partnering with the youth, the Carson J Spencer Foundation can help teenagers identify the root causes of suicidal thoughts and provide effective solutions. With this early-response education, the Foundation helps to develop youth wellness and resiliency.