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Sponsor Spotlight - Blue Shield

  1. Tell us about your company/organization.

Blue Shield of California is a tax paying nonprofit health plan that strives to create a healthcare system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities. For more news about Blue Shield of California, please visit

Blue Shield of California’s BlueSky initiative supports mental health for middle- and high school students in California by providing additional mental health clinicians in schools, training teachers on the signs of mental health concerns, and empowering students with in-person and online mental health support resources. For more information, visit

2. What is the reason(s) for sponsoring/supporting Hands4Hope?

The mission of Hands4Hope is aligned with our focus on youth mental health support. At Blue Shield of California, we aim to support organizations whose commitment to standing for what’s right aligns with ours. By inspiring and empowering youth to make their voices heard on issues affecting our community, Hands4Hope is helping to build the next generation of youth leaders.

3. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

When we launched BlueSky, little did we know that the world – and our youth - would be affected by a global pandemic and national protests about racial justice. These extraordinary circumstances have made programs like Hands4Hope, which aim to empower and support youth, more important than ever.

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