Inspire USA Foundation Names Ypulse Founder Anastasia Goodstein as Director of Digital Programs

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Ypulse.com founder Anastasia Goodstein brings her youth media and marketing experience to the Director of Digital Programs role. Goodstein will help lead the San Francisco-based non-profit organization in the expansion of Reachout.com and the development of new social media and mobile applications.

The Inspire USA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of helping millions of young people lead happier lives, has named Anastasia Goodstein to the position of Director of Digital Programs, starting June 28th. Anastasia will report to Inspire's Founder and CEO Jack Heath.

"With 2 students attempting suicide in the average high school classroom each year, we must find new and better ways of getting a message of hope to young people right across America,” explained Heath. “There is no person better placed to lead the expansion of our Reachout.com service than Anastasia and we are thrilled to have her join our team."

"I am excited to bring my youth marketing experience and network from Ypulse to help the Inspire USA Foundation and make a difference in the lives of millions of young Americans," said Goodstein. "The work Inspire USA is doing to address the critical mental health needs of many young Americans is invaluable."

Goodstein joins the San Francisco-based non-profit organization from Youth Pulse, Inc., a company providing news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals, where she was the founder and Editor-In-Chief since 2004. Anastasia is an award-winning blogger and often-quoted expert on American tweens, teens and early twentysomethings. She has worked in media for the past 15+ years and helped launch youth oriented web and television properties for brands like Oxygen, AOL and Current TV. Her first book about teens and technology called Totally Wired: What Teens & Tweens Are Really Doing Online was published by St. Martin's Press. Anastasia was one of the first graduates of the Medill School of Journalism's new media program at Northwestern University, where she earned an MSJ in 1999.

ABOUT Inspire USA Foundation
Inspire USA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco with a national mission to help millions of young people lead happier lives. Reachout.com is Inspire’s flagship service which harnesses technology to promote youth mental health and prevent youth suicide. Reachout.com, which was launched on 1 March 2010, provides teens and young adults with youth generated, expert-reviewed information and real life stories with opportunities to connect with others in a supportive, safe environment. Issues covered include warning signs for suicide, depression, eating disorders, relationships and coping strategies. Reachout.com is the go-to destination featured in the national media campaign “We Can Help Us” – a joint initiative of the Ad Council, SAMHSA (the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and the Inspire USA Foundation.

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