Following the profound loss of our son, John, at age 16, in a drunk driving accident, we’ve pledged to prevent similar tragedies.
Over 15 years, in partnership with the University of Georgia, we’ve combated alcohol and substance misuse among students through The Fontaine Center. This success sparked a broader initiative. Recognizing that the brain’s decision-making region matures around age 25, we saw the importance of guiding younger students in understanding their actions, consequences, and making positive choices.
In 2020, we launched the John Fontaine, Jr. Charity’s (JFJC) flagship program, BrainAbouts®, in collaboration with educators and neuroscience experts. This program employs neuroscience to enhance young people’s decision-making and brain health. As we honor John’s legacy, JFJC focuses on early intervention, education and dialogue about high-risk behaviors, aiming to reduce heart-wrenching incidents. We invite you to support our mission, and help us extend our impact and save lives through the JFJC movement.
Please save the date and join us to celebrate the mission and launch of BrainAbouts® as we work to help children and young adults make positive choices and develop healthy brains ONE conversation at a time.
BrainAbouts® Launch & Learn Host Committee:
Libba & Geer Blalock
Alden & Harris Fontaine
Elizabeth & Cushman Laurent
Devon & Taylor Liedtke
Annie & Will Richardson
Erika & Richard Sanborn
Braden & Adam Spalding
Nancy & Shane Vreeland