IgnitEDU was created after many years of working in education and noticing there is a huge gap in what is needed for students to thrive. This gap crossed all communities. It did not discriminate. Too often the pressures of achieving certain academic scores and doing well academically comes with a price. From students passing out, to unhealthy financial and physical habits, to multiple repeated, failed courses we have seen it all. Infusing mental health into education is the perfect recipe not just for student success, but life success!
We are igniting education by helping high school and college students conquer their mental health and achieve their academic and professional goals so they can create and live in a happier space as they transition to adulthood.
We offer a variety of services and resources to help get students to where they need to be.
Contact us today to learn how we can help your students!
Christina Broderick, LSW
CEO, Founder and Director of Mental Wellness
Christina Broderick is a clinically trained Licensed Social Worker, a Psychotherapist, a Certified School Social Worker, and an Adjunct Professor, who is passionate about ensuring mental health becomes a priority for all.
She has worked across the entire lifespan, from elementary-aged students to the older adult population, all covering a wide array of needs and challenges. Christina has provided mental health counseling and support for hundreds of middle school and high school students in individual and group settings and has worked in K-12 educational settings, as well as higher education since 2012. Christina has provided services for all types of students, including low-income students, students with disabilities, and those suffering with severe mental illness. In addition to mental health, she is passionate about social justice, acquiring a $10,000 state grant for the development and implementation of Anti-Poverty Civic and Community Engagement Fellowship for juniors and seniors in high school.
Having a professional background in program coordination and management, as well as clinical support and services, Christina has been able to blend her experience with her expertise to work with clients internationally. Her passion stems from first-hand frustrations she experienced with the gap that exists in foundational mental health concepts and skills for all.
Christina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Spanish from La Salle University in Philadelphia and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University.
Christina has lived in Los Angeles, California serving with AmeriCorps, spent a summer on an island in Spain studying Spanish, loves playing sports and is a proud first-generation college graduate, first-generation American (Jamaican roots!), and first-generation business owner.
When not working with clients or teaching students, she serves as a volunteer mentor coach for a national nonprofit that supports the economic mobility of first-generation college students, as well as an Associate Board Member, leading their Engagement Committee.