Avielle Foundation Making the Invisible Visible
Avielle loved school and was fiercely proud to be part of a community comprised of her classmates and educators. Avielle was murdered with 19 of her classmates and 6 of her teachers and administrators on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, CT. Our heartbreak and sadness are unfathomable. We started the Avielle Foundation to fund research exploring the underpinnings of the brain that lead to violent behaviors, and to foster the engagement of communities to apply these insights.
The mission of the Avielle Foundation is to prevent violence and build compassion in communities by fostering brain science research, community engagement, and education. The Foundation will do so by directing resources to support:
1. Breakthrough neuroscience research, bridging behavioral and biochemical sciences, and making the neurosciences a prestigious and lucrative life endeavor.
2. Community-based education initiatives and programs which empower youth, parents, teachers, health care providers, and law enforcement to advocate for brain health in themselves and others and foster connectivity.
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