Student Creates A Digital Space For Youth To Discuss Mental Health!

digital4good Aug 04, 2022
D4G Winner Donovan Back

#ICANHELP is excited to announce that Donovan Beck , a photographer and poet, wins the #DigitalForGood 2022 award for his excellence in promoting a positive online environment for others nationwide.


During the sixth annual #Digital ForGood Summit, hosted by #ICANHELP, Donovan was announced as one of the ten winners for his work on Mind of Sol Media, where he uses Tiktok to connect with other students who are struggling with mental health and destigmatize mental health issues. 


Who is Donovan Beck?

Donovan  is a student from Los Angeles, California who was inspired to create Mind of Sol Media by a love for the arts that blossomed in high school as he began to use poetry and photography to bring happiness to life. Donovan released a poetry book, “ a Fool’s Guide to the Universe,” in 2021, which explains many aspects of mental health to show that we are not alone in this journey called life. With his tiktok account, Donovan has connected with thousands of individuals who are struggling with mental health.


Digital4Good’s Message

#Digital4Good is spearheaded by #ICANHELP, a non-profit organization committed to empowering students to play an active role in improving online environments. The #Digital4Good Summit celebrates student innovation and showcases the apps, organizations, and communities founded by student changemakers across the US. Co-founder Kim Karr explains, “#ICANHELP has worked with over 250,000 students to be the digital change they want to see.” Co-founder Matt Soeth adds, “The focus is always on the negative, and we have some amazing youth out there making a difference. We want students to inspire others to be digital leaders.”   

By bringing together a broad range of students, educators, and industry leaders, the #Digital4Good Summit represents a student-led approach to solving some of the complicated issues and problems in society today - students as part of the solution, not the problem.​ ​The summit raises awareness and inspires students to take action through the celebration of the many examples of students using ‘digital for good.’   



For interviews and more information, please contact Kim Karr at [email protected]

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