This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Utah-based business, Thread Wallets, redefined minimalist carry goods almost a decade ago. And, in 2022, with the brand mission to “Carry On,” Thread expanded its footprint with a non-profit arm called the Carry On Foundation. Co-Founder Colby Bauer joins us with more.

Colby Bauer:
At Thread our slogan is “Carry On,” which is a nod to the carry accessories that we sell, but it also represents our narrative of continual progression and the ability to overcome adversity.

With this in mind, we created our non-profit called the Carry On Foundation. Our mission at Carry On is to utilize action sports and outdoor recreation to teach youth resilience skills, and to promote mental health. To help them develop confidence, competence, connections and character.

The curriculum we developed integrates mental health skills with level-based learning for sports like skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and outdoor recreation.

And we measure the effectiveness of our programs through level-based goals because we know that increased competence in a physical domain leads to increased confidence. And, in time, through practice, this will also help them develop strength of mind and character.

For anyone who wants to get involved with Carry on Foundation, we would absolutely love for you to join us.

Derek Miller:
The Carry On Foundation recognizes the demands placed on our youth in today’s culture, and is here to help teach the mental skills necessary to persevere. To learn more, visit I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.