As an effort to not only build team unity, but also make a positive impact in our community, the Yorktown Swim and Dive Team has joined forces with the Josh Anderson Foundation/ YHS Our Minds Matter club to raise funds for mental health programming, resources, and outreach at Yorktown High School. Mental health issues are prevalent among teens in high school, and through our efforts we hope to raise awareness in our community while also removing the stigma associated with getting the help people need. Much like committing to a team and deciding to work hard to see improvement in your sport, getting help to work through something as complicated and confusing as depression or anxiety requires both dedication and effort. We hope our team can be an example for our YHS community in how to lead healthy, active lifestyles that promote positive mental attitudes and awareness through goal setting and hard work! Therefore, we are asking for pledged donations for individual time improvements realized at meets in the second half of our season—our athletes are setting goals for themselves and asking others to support their efforts towards accomplishing those goals. Not only will this motivate our athletes to stay focused on the goal of becoming stronger competitors, but also to continue working towards becoming more impactful individuals in their high school community and beyond!