Our Mission: Johnny’s Ambassadors educates parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development and suicide. Research shows today’s high-potency marijuana causes mental health issues and higher incidence of suicide when used recreationally and illegally under 21 years of age.
Our Vision: To dramatically decrease the incidence of adolescent marijuana and substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide, to allow our youth to live productive, happy lives.
Johnny’s Ambassadors is a non-partisan, non-profit alliance of individuals, communities, and organizations who support adolescents suffering from marijuana and substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide ideation. Our allied organizations come together to save the lives of our youth, and Johnny’s Ambassadors actively promotes their activities.
What is an Ambassador? “A person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.” Ambassadors share our passion to protect youth from the harms of marijuana. Ambassadors are individuals and organizations who are committed to reducing adolescent substance abuse, mental health, and suicide.
Why use the name Johnny? Personification is “a person, animal, or object regarded as representing or embodying a quality, concept, or thing; the representation of an abstract concept in human form.” The name Johnny, to us, represents ALL adolescents who suffer similar substance abuse, mental illness, and suicidal ideation.
As Johnny said in his college essay describing his most important value, “To me, altruism means being selfless or giving to other people, even when there may be nothing to gain and something to lose. Altruistic people do things for the collective interest instead of their own.” Johnny’s Ambassadors are joined in altruistic solidarity to save the lives of our youth.
“Forge ahead despite your pain and give meaning to your loss.” – Laura Stack