Wellness Centers offer a soothing place where students can decompress, seek quiet and emotionally "re-group," often meeting with professional counseling. As students of all ages face challenges and traumas, a welcoming, private, on-campus "retreat" has been proven to help student achievement and retention.
There is no greater threat to education today than the instability of the world, and students feel it more than ever. With the support of major donors, benefactors and grants, The Foundation has embarked on a journey of building out Wellness Centers for students in every one of the District's 27 campuses.
Counseling expertise is in place, but often there is no "safe" comforting and peaceful space to meet with counselors. Student need for a welcoming, private, on-campus "retreat" has become a priority to support student achievement in school and student retention.
Each Wellness Center offers a soothing place where a student in need can decompress, seek quiet and emotionally "re-group," often meeting with professional counseling. It's particularly needed as we emerge from the challenges and (in some cases) traumas of the pandemic and the havoc the shutdown wreaked in our students' lives. Each campus must devote a sanctuary space, and The Foundation designs and furnishes the interior. Nothing is more important than our students mental health, and that of their families.