The Leadership Academy is the leading outreach program offered through the Live Out Loud Charity. Read the different ways we make an impact below:
Endorsement by The Psychological Counseling Center
“Thank you Sherrie for your persistence and determination in making this world a better place. Your last venture- the 8th Annual Live Out Loud Charity Fashion Show was an incredible success in spreading awareness about difficult issues from suicide to bullying but also gave hope to those who I treat on the daily basis, those who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and traumatic experiences that prevent them from believing that they could trust another person again. Your story and stories of those who experienced empowerment and healing from being a part of your organization are giving hope to those who still are isolated and lonely. Suicide is preventable, depression can be treated, trauma can heal. You believe that and you speak out loud. You see, your passion and charisma is your great gift and you are using them for positive change. You are naturally born to spread positive energy. Every time when passion couples with persistence there has to be a success!”
Kasia Pilewicz, LCPC, CADC
Psychological Counseling Center
“Sherrie has had a great impact on my life as well as my 7 year old daughter’s life. She has mentored and made my daughter into a confident, strong role model and spokesperson, who is passionate about saving lives and mentoring children who are being bullied. I was a victim of bullying growing up and I know the long term effects it can have on a child. Sherrie has encouraged me to help many overcome what I went through. Through LOLC my daughter has been featured on NBC channel 5 news, talking about how she is making a difference alongside her mentor, Sherrie, and teaching children how to put an end to bullying. Sherrie has helped us both grow and guided us in saving lives. Recently we encountered a hard situation where a close friend was on the verge of suicide and Sherrie was there immediately to guide me and together we saved her life! Words cannot express my gratitude for all Sherrie has done, and we look forward to many more years by her side, supporting and spreading awareness to many more. This organization is saving many lives and making such an impact on many! We love Sherrie and Live Out Loud Charity!”
Rosie Esquivel & Kayla Garcia- Illinois, 2017
Miss Worldwide Latina Princess Ambassador for LOLC & spokesperson since 2015
JOIN US: BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. BY COMPLETING OUR 12 WEEK LEADERSHIP TRAINING YOU BECOME AN OFFICIAL WORLDWIDE ADVOCATE FOR LOLC. YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE OF $100 ALLOWS OUR ORGANIZATION TO KEEP OPERATING.
We Make an International Impact
“I would like to appreciate you for all your good work you have done in Liberia. My meeting you in 2015 wasn’t a mistake. Your resiliency and passion for humanity has changed the mentality of many young people in Liberia and around the World. Your trip in Liberia 2015 were something that left tears in our eyes. You came for the sole purpose of making an impact and you actually did by working tirelessly without sleep. You spoke to students in Liberia that never had hope and through your speech, some of them had restored hope. You actually proved yourself as a beauty queen and a person who never allows their title to hold them back to help many people who suffer and have died in the past. Your love for Liberia has turned to making Liberia your second home. Your recent visit to Liberia, July 16, 2017 turned the page around for good. We are glad that you took your time, leaving your comfortable bed and delicious meals from the USA just to restore hope and recovery to many young people who are dying daily from stress and depression. You travelled with us miles to villages and towns just because of your love for humanity. You walked through the mud, with mosquitoes biting you and other creeping insects because of your passion to make an impact. You transferred bricks by hand from the car to the land because you have a heart that is full of love. We as Liberians, we are all grateful to have you in our country. Our hands are open to you at any time. You have proven to us that God’s purpose for you on earth is being fulfilled. We are grateful for your friendship and partnership and for all that you have done in Liberia. Every where you went through the two humanitarian visits to Liberia, there has been tremendous changes and love, I mean agape love. Thank you so much.”
Emmanuel Divine Kpoto- Liberia, West Africa (2017)
Director of Operations
Bill Rogers Youth Foundation
The Leadership Academy Provides Crisis Education
“I have been following Sherrie for about 3 years now. She has helped me so much through my turmoils. Just recently, I had a setback from my PTSD and through the training provided and the LOLC website I was able to prevent going further into depression and stopping suicidal thoughts. Through the training I have saved several lives. In addition, through the training provided by LOLC my 13 year old daughter has prevented 4 suicide attempts in others. We are so grateful for the Live Out Loud Charity and kind work they do to promote suicide prevention, core character development, and anti bullying. My daughter and I both feel empowered and we will continue to work with Sherrie to support her charity. This initiative brings awareness and continues to save lives!”
Nallely Garcia Nava- Indiana, 2017
Ms. Indianapolis 2017
Ms. Midwest 2017
Spokesperson for Live Out Loud Charity since 2017
Ireland Chapter- We are a Worldwide Family
“Sherrie Gearheart has helped me in so many ways. She is the most trustworthy and reliable person I know, and it is amazing knowing she is always there for me. Sherrie has helped me grow as a person and as a mental health activist. Through Live Out Loud Charity I have learned so much, not only about how to save a life through suicide prevention but I’ve learned a lot about myself and it has helped me find who I am which has enabled me to be happy and help others. Sherrie and I have become so so close, she is like family now. Sherrie and Live Out Loud Charity (including my Live Out Loud Charity family from all over the world) are my life savers, I honestly don’t know where I would be today without them. Big big thank you to my big sister, Sherrie.”
Jade-Louise Donnelly- Ireland, 2017
Irish Ambassador since 2015
Lives Saved Due to Our Training
“Sherrie Live Out Loud Charity as helped me through though so much. I was in darkness for about 3 years and when I became apart of LOLC as an ambassador I saved 5 lives from The Leadership Academy training I was provided. LOLC has helped me with my mental health and I thank you and the charity.”
Katelyn Buerger- Illinois, 2017
Illinois Teen Worldwide Ambassador since 2015
Our Training Program Provides a Positive Outlet for Teens
“Since joining Live Out Loud Charity you have truly been an absolutely amazing mentor and have been there for me through some of the hardest parts of my life. They’re so many things I thought I’d never be able to make it through and you truly were there for me and cared. When I first became apart of LOLC I was suicidal and depressed. After hearing your speech I began to work to better myself. You truly have taught me how to love myself when I felt I didn’t know how too. You showed me a different way to look at situations and life. I’m truly blessed to have you in my life to mentor me and guide me through the valleys and the mountains but also the pastures. You have a huge heart and amazing goals. I’m so happy to say LOLC is my family.”
Kary Ann- Indiana, 2017
Indiana Teen Worldwide Ambassador since 2016
Live Out Loud Charity is a non profit organization registered in the state of Illinois. You can see all financial documents and annual reports listed on the Illinois Attorney General’s Building Better Charities webpage here. LOLC is also registered with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office and is in good standing which can be seen here. Donations made to Live Out Loud Charity are not tax deductible at this time. We are working on securing the 501c3 tax exempt status.
View all financial documents for Live Out Loud Charity here.
Checks payable to:
Live Out Loud Charity
PO Box address coming soon as we move our office to Chicago.
firstname.lastname@example.org; Office: (773) 678-2938
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