Gunnison Valley High School hosted a special parent night along with an assembly during the day for students of the middle school and high school on Monday, Oct. 18 entitled “Look Up.”
The event featured speaker Corbin Allred and focused on teaching about teen screen safety and about how to help teens recognize their self-worth and full potential.
Allred isn’t just an actor with a familiar face. Though he has enjoyed a very successful film and television career and spent nearly three decades of his life telling stories in front of the camera, he has remained a man of faith with a profound desire to help heal, uplift, and inspire his fellowman. This passion for service led him to medicine, where he has fought tirelessly to save and sustain life as a 911 paramedic, as a search and rescue team member and as an emergency room PA.
GVHS student Noelle Condie attended the assembly and she said that Corbin was “hilarious and really fun to listen to”.
Condie said that he warned the students about the dangers of social media and its effect on their mental health. He also encouraged the students to gradually lesson their usage and gave them tips on how to do so.
“He also talked to us about the importance of being kind to everyone,” said Condie. “He wanted us to know that we are never alone.”
Corbin has represented the front line in the fight to address the widespread pediatric mental health crisis for more than a decade and has come to know firsthand that prevention is the best pathway to preserve the safety and security of our kids so that tragedies of the mind and heart become a thing of the past.