How the 1024 Movement is Helping Youth Prioritize their Mental Health

“The best ideas are going to come from your generation…it’s time to be innovative to address these issues. Action starts with you.”

Tara Rumler, The 1024 Movement


We are pleased to share this interview with Tara Rumler of the 1024 Movement. Tara is a native of Forgottonia whose work has brought her to California. She was back in the area recently visiting family & friends and we were grateful she made time to visit with some local schools to share about the work she does with the 1024 movement. 

Special thanks to Cuba High School students Emma Green, Dawson Shields, Ava Dunham, & Lilly Markley for conducting the interview. At the conclusion of the interview, per Tara’s request, these students and more share their advice for schools on best practices to address mental health. Let us know what you think of these ideas. We’d love to hear your feedback!


  • Tara shares the purpose & goals of the 1024 Movement (According to the CDC, 1 in 5 teens and 1 in 4 young adults have seriously contemplated suicide during the pandemic. Suicide has unfortunately become the 2nd leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10-24)
  • Challenges of addressing mental health in a post-pandemic World
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of addressing mental health in small towns
  • Most importantly, what can people do to support & raise awareness about this problem
  • Students from Cuba High School share their advice for schools on best practices to address mental health
After her in-person visit, Cuba H.S. students followed up with Tara via a Zoom meeting from California


Tara believes that teenagers and 20-somethings are the BEST and can change the WORLD! Tara has served on church staff teams as a youth pastor in both Chicago and in the Bay Area. While Tara served in both youth and young adult ministries, she noticed an increase in young people opening up about struggles with suicide, anxiety, and depression. These issues intensified to new levels during the pandemic and Tara felt called to join the New Hope Staff to make a real difference in what is being called a “youth mental health crisis.” Tara holds two Masters Degrees and certifications in Emotional Intelligence and LifePlanning, which all empower her to help people of all ages to find their calling, purpose, and direction. For fun, Tara enjoys adding to her shoe game collection, traveling, hiking, the beach, and oat milk lattes (Taken from the 1024 movement webpage)


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