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$1,000 raised for suicide prevention through Jupiter Hall ‘s 2nd Annual youth art show


From left, Clermont Boutin (Luke’s father), Luke Boutin, Shamara Simpson, Katie and Daniel Bérubé. Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH – Never doubt one person’s ability to make a difference, or how that can be magnified when others join hands for a singular cause.

Take Luke Boutin, an artist and West High School grad who mounted a collaborative art show with several other aspiring young artists from both Manchester West and Manchester Central high schools for the first time in 2018. With an assist from his art teacher, Richella Simard, who helped orchestrate some of the details with Jupiter Hall, the week-long show, Together We Prevail, was a great success, raising $1,000 for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. A second annual  TWP show was held in June of 2019, and an additional $1,000 was raised.

Shamera Simpson from the AFSP accepted the $1,000 check from the 2019 event last week.
Luke Boutin making a T-shirt he’s designed to raise money for suicide prevention. File Photo

“We just learned from Shamera that the money raised [this year] is going to be used to pay for ‘train the trainer’ training that is needed as a result of Senate Bill 282 passing mandating suicide prevention training for all teachers and students across the state,” said Dan Berube of Jupiter Hall. “It means so much to know – and to see – the direct impact we can have in our community.”

For more about American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, click here.

Jupiter Hall is a community-oriented multi-purpose creative digital media makerspace located at 89 Hanover St. in Manchester, a hub for local arts, culture and innovation. Follow Jupiter Hall on Facebook.


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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!

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