Heartsupport’s Masterclass

learn core skills, apply them in practical ways, and impact people & culture with our team

—Heartsupport’s Masterclass—

learn core skills, apply them in practical ways, and impact people & culture with our team

We can see the effect

When our culture lacks hope and purpose

Addiction

20 million Americans struggle with addiction, and from 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 Americans died from overdosing on a drug.

suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals age 10-34, and roughly 20 veterans a day take their own lives.

depression

35% of college students said they “felt so depressed that it was difficult to function” and depression is the second leading cause of world disability.

Addiction

20 million Americans struggle with addiction, and from 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 Americans died from overdosing on a drug.

suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals age 10-34, and roughly 20 veterans a day take their own lives.

depression

35% of college students said they “felt so depressed that it was difficult to function” and depression is the second leading cause of world disability.

together

We can change a narrative that says:

  • Suicide is an option
  • There’s no way out of addiction and depression
  • Isolation is normal
  • Human trafficking and violence is part of the national fabric
  • [HeartSupport] gives you all of the tools and resources you need to be the person you can be and feel the best you've ever felt. My favorite thing about [HeartSupport] is that it gives you a community of people who are going through the same struggles as you and you don't feel alone.

    Amber

instead of getting influenced

Get trained To Shape Culture

  • HeartSupport was created by the community for the community it supports and its directors and supporters have been through many of the same things that they now help people get through. Having witnessed their work and insightful talks, I'm grateful to be able to give them a platform like Warped Tour to help get their message out.

    Kevin Lyman
    Kevin Lyman Vans Warped Tour Founder

Our team is impacting the mental health of a generation. We’ve spent the past decade on the frontlines, helping shape the culture of our nation’s mental health and been named as the “one of the top 100 non-profits in social innovation.” We’ll bring everything we’ve learned to help you do the same.

meet your

Core Instructors

Inside the HeartSupport Masterclass, you’ll be primarily trained by Dave King and Jake Luhrs. These two men are frontrunners who carry the vision, strength, and heart that is changing culture, and they’ll teach you to come alongside them and impact many.

Dave King

Executive Director

Dave is the hands-on director of day-to-day operations and is personally leading the charge on city initiatives and impact zones.

Jake Luhrs

Founder & CEO

Jake is the lead singer of August Burns Red and created HeartSupport to help thousands of fans online with their mental health.

meet the

Assistant Trainers

Along the way, you’ll interact with the team that have helped execute Jake’s vision. They are each experts in impacting a variety of communities and will help you ground the teaching with practical skills and steps that will change lives around you.

Ben Sledge

Mental Health Author

Ben is a viral author who has written 300 blogs and 2 books that has helped people grow through their pain.

Dan & Casey

Live Stream Influencers

Dan & Casey are partnered on Twitch and have produced over 1,000 mental health streams.

Nate Hilpert

Application Inventor

Nate invented a text application that has helped over 1,000 fans at festivals get connected to hope.

Taylor Palmby

Social Media Innovator

Taylor amplified our social strategy to help over 1,000 people open up about their struggles and receive support.

John Williford

City Initiative Pioneer

John has launched major impact events and rallied a local mental health support team in Houston, TX.

A look inside the master class

Masterclass Training

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You’ll be equipped 2x/month with live trainings that include 1.5 hours with our core trainers, and 1.5 hours with our assistant trainers. Our core trainers will teach on the heart skills you need to shape culture, while our assistant trainers will ground the teaching with hard skills to make it happen.

Masterclass Community

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You’ll be inspired by our Masterclass Slack Community where others will share about how they’re using their gifts to make a difference in their communities. Interact with your trainers on an ongoing basis as you apply the teaching to your life and community.

Masterclass Community

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The benefits

What you’ll get out of this masterclass

All students will become effective at impacting either their region or our nation with the HeartSupport team, which will have both an Online Impact and a City Impact curriculum. Some of the practical skills you will learn include:

  • Identifying gifts
  • Employing gifts
  • Sustaining energy
  • Self care
  • Managing time
  • Posting on social media platforms
  • Writing words of encouragement
  • Writing/Blogging
  • Effective streaming
  • Effective fundraising
  • Networking
  • Why data matters
  • Deploying to events
  • Street impact

You’ll also receive a free ticket to the HeartSupport conference on Apr 15-17, 2021!

*Tentative, based on COVID-19 

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together

we can rewrite the narrative

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We can create a world where mental suffering is not tolerated, it’s treated; where people are not judged, they’re supported; where people aren’t divided, they’re loved. Your community needs someone like you to rewrite the narrative. Will it be you?

Here’s what you need to know

If you’re serious about joining us and getting expert training, then the cost is $40/month (this helps cover expenses incurred). We realize there may be questions regarding the why and how, so please review the following FAQs. If you have more questions, please email us at [email protected]

Answers to questions you may have

Why does this cost money?

One of the biggest issues we’ve had is people who want to help volunteer and then drop out within a week. Other times, a few volunteers have created problems because of inexperience in a realm of mental health. We needed to build a program that not only trained and equipped our volunteers, but gave them life skills outside of HeartSupport. The simple reason there’s a cost associated with this program is to cover administrative expenses and allow our mission to continue, while also giving us time to train people. Consider this: Most master classes are thousands of dollars and only cover one topic (marketing, how to sell a book online, social media, etc). Those classes last a week at most. With us, however, you get a year of training, and the cost is a mere $40/month (or one time payment of $480). In addition, you receive access to the entire team (including Jake Luhrs). What other organization or business allows/offers that?

In the event you cannot afford the payments, you can fundraise $480 for our organization and be allowed into the course (Fundraising is part of our curriculum). Click here to start fundraising if you can’t afford the cost, and then contact us once your goal is reached for verification.

When does the class begin?

Classes begin June 18th, 2020 from 7:00pm-10:00pm EST every 1st and 3rd Thursday and will continue throughout the year. There will be a short break around Christmas.

What if I can’t attend a class?

No worries! All our content will be recorded and then stored on a secure server only students will have access to. You can watch the classes you miss on your own time and then complete the necessary exercises to catch up.

When is the last day to enroll?

The last day to enroll will be June 18th, 2020 at 5pm and then will close for the next year. Once enrollment is closed, new students will not be allowed in until the following year.

Note: If you plan to fundraise your spot John Williford ([email protected]) will be your point of contact