The parents of an Illinois teenager who committed suicide in January are taking steps to turn the grief over their son’s death in a positive direction. They have created a charity that could benefit young people across the country in years to come.
Nearly a year after their son’s meeting with Naperville North High School officials, which led to his suicide, Corey Walgren’s family is taking action to prevent it from happening to another student.
The Walgren family recently created Corey’s Goal, a charity aimed at helping raise awareness and educating schools, students and parents about the handling of serious school disciplinary matters. The Corey’s Goal website is full of useful information about what a student’s constitutional rights are, how schools can help better support the emotional well-being of students, and risks parents should know about.