For over a decade, the Foundation has invested in creating Healthy Schools as part of our larger organizational strategy. Because students spend a substantial part of their weekday and year in schools and because schools are credible influencers in their lives, the Foundation sees investing in this area as an impactful way to reach children and youth – especially those with the greatest needs – where they learn, play and socialize.
We are currently supporting statewide/regional organizations and local-level partners – connecting both to create a sustainable network that fosters health and wellness and brings health within reach for Colorado youth.
At a statewide and regional level, our investments are focused on building on and accelerating progress made to design and implement a comprehensive, high-quality and streamlined system of supports and infrastructure for districts and schools.
At a local level, we are working to ensure that rural and high-need districts and schools have what they need to provide a healthy environment for their students, so that schools make health and wellness a part of each student’s school day. Every year, we want more Colorado kids to say they are healthier because of it.
Most recently, the Foundation launched a Healthy Schools funding opportunity focused on supporting school districts, groups of districts, groups of charter schools, BOCES or local community partners acting on behalf of districts to develop and implement a community-informed action plan that provides students with increased health opportunities throughout the school day.
Please contact Dara Hessee, senior program officer, for more information on our Healthy Schools cross-cutting effort.
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Questions? Read our FAQs about our updated strategy.