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Our Wellness Centers

Our Wellness Centers serve as access points to a broad range of mental health and wellness services targeted to meet students’ specific needs. Students are able to connect to a hub of supportive wellness programming, including health education workshops, peer mentor programs, student empowerment groups, social emotional curriculum, school-based therapists, school-based mental health screenings, and linkages to critical community mental health resources. Students are permitted to use the Wellness Center during break periods and with permission from a teacher, as a safe, calm space for emotional management.

Upon entering the Wellness Center, students are greeted by a caring, professionally trained Wellness Center Specialist who helps students identify how they are feeling and what their needs are, offering tools and strategies students can use to achieve a calm, regulated state, allowing them to return to class ready to learn. A typical visit to the Wellness Center lasts 10-15 minutes. Our Wellness Centers provide calm spaces for children to connect with one another and are furnished with cozy chairs and couches, tea and snacks, making them comfortable and welcoming places for students to seek support.

Wellness Center Specialists are trained to refer students to a School Counselor or Licensed Mental Health Specialist on site to assess and support students who might need additional support, connecting students to community resources and continued care should that be necessary. Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, students receive coordinated health education, screenings, counseling, and other supportive services to improve their mental and emotional health.

The purpose of the Wellness Center is for students to:

  • Check in with a caring adult to get support. 

  • Reset and regulate so they can return to class ready to learn.

  • Develop skills for personal regulation, resiliency, peer support, and leadership.

  • Ask questions relevant to physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

  • Receive and utilize referrals to school and community resources.

  • Learn how to effectively access services and support for themselves and others.

  • Have a voice in determining what Wellness Supports are needed at their school.