Because Everyone Deserves a Chance to FLY

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

                           - Pablo Picasso


Our Story.

Founded in 2007 by a young married couple who beat the odds and proved that our past does not define us, SCBF empowers students all across the country, through mentorship programs based in the creative arts, to reach their potential to soar.

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Inspired by Chip St. Clair's BESTSELLING memoir

"...a bold and powerful story of tragedy and triumph. This book gives one the courage to look within, and provides everlasting hope in the human spirit."

                 - Dave Pelzer, #1 NYT Bestselling author of A Child Called It


Trauma 101.

Extreme and chronic trauma and stress, especially during childhood, can result in lifelong health and psychological complications when left untreated.

Risk factors such as poverty and high crime neighborhoods, exposure

to drug and alcohol abuse, suffering constant physical/sexual/emotional abuse and/or neglect, being swept into human trafficking, living in perpetual fear... these traumatic experiences mean that ‘at-risk’

youth are more likely to perpetuate the cycle of trauma and drama in their own lives.


potential effects of trauma
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Our Solution.


We utilize the power of the Creative Arts, Mindfulness, and Mentorship Programs to help young people overcome trauma, learn healthy coping mechanisms and life skills, and unlock their potential and purpose.

From public high schools and middle schools to juvenile detention and residential facilities, the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation helps traumatized young people find the necessary outlets and comprehensive strategies to address trauma in a productive way, beyond the boundaries of their environment as an alternative to drugs, violence, and gangs... with dramatic results.

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Be the Change.

10 years. 10,000 young people served.


SCBF has successfully created and instituted programs for civic, educational, and governmental bodies to address childhood trauma, and has been a thought-leader in exposing the social and economic implications when the proper resources are not available.

With your support, we can continue to make this dramatic impact by filling the ever-growing needs of young people suffering from trauma in our schools and our communities.




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St. Clair Butterfly Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit

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