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The mission of National Students of AMF is to support college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one.
Research shows that 35-48% of college students have lost a family member or close friend within the last two years. And countless others experience the illness of family or friends while in college. These years can already be academically, socially, and developmentally challenging; grief adds another layer of complexity and can also bring about profound negative effects if not properly addressed.
Students of AMF campus chapters provide an environment where bereaved college students can relate to peers facing similar situations. Chapter members and others in their campus community also engage in service projects to volunteer and raise awareness and funds for causes that have impacted their lives. This "pay it forward" approach is not only empowering for the bereaved, but also has a positive impact on the community at large.
Additionally, National Students of AMF hosts the National Conference on College Student Grief and National College Student Grief Awareness Week each year. Our website, www.studentsofamf.org, also serves as a national resource to those seeking information on college student bereavement.