Danny Divis & Justin McKenzie

As juniors, Danny Divis and Justin McKenzie co-founded Hope Happens Here, promoting mental health wellness and awareness among college students, particularly student-athletes. HHH promotes its mission during various sporting events and provides posters with mental health tips and resources for each team’s locker room. Divis and McKenzie aim to spread this important message by presenting it to local high school students. Their organization also speaks at local mental health workshops and conventions. It’s not unusual to see a Saint Michael’s student wearing one of HHH’s “You Are Loved” T-shirts around campus; special jerseys created for mental health awareness games are sold as fundraisers. They also fundraise for To Write Love on Her Arms and the Movember Foundation. A captain, Divis has been All-Conference numerous times and earned the Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award and Capital One Academic All-District as a junior. An assistant captain, McKenzie is a blue-collar center for the Purple Knights and is a peer advocate for the campus’ Student Support Network.