ABOUT

HISTORY AND MISSION

The I.C.U. Project was launched in October of 2017 by Fr. Jack McGinnis, Patrick McCracken, Greg Thelen and high school graduates who were participants in the first I.C.U. Group 4 years before at Xavier College Prep High School in Palm Desert, California.  That first group was gathered as a resource for students in emotional crisis.

—The Mission of the I.C.U. Project is to teach young people emotional management tools and character strengths, life skills that will lead them to more happiness and fulfillment in their future life experience.

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—The I.C.U. Project is inspired by the worldwide positive education movement.

—The exercises offered in POSITIVIT are rooted in the evidence based practices of Positive Psychology,

THE I.C.U. TEAM

FR. JACK MCGINNIS

FOUNDER

Father Jack created the first I.C.U. Group to encourage young people in distress not to give up on themselves or on life.   He wants to pass the healing experienced in that first group on to you and others who may have temporarily given up on life and love. 

PATRICK MCCRACKEN

FOUNDER

Patrick, one of the founders of the I.C.U. Project, was a member of the first I.C.U. Group.  Patrick had the courage to tell his story so that others might find strength and hope from his experience.

GREG THIELEN

GROUP FACILITATOR

Greg is an experienced teacher of English Literature and Theology, a poet and author and a sensitive spiritual guide.  He was a friend of the first I.C.U. group.  He holds an exciting vision for the future of The I.C.U. Project.