Dos Pueblos High School Foundation Raises Funds for New Wellness Center | School zone

Posted on September 17, 2022
| 12:16 p.m.

The Dos Pueblos High School Foundation’s impact project for the year is the new DPHS Wellness Center, the foundation announced. Money raised through the annual fundraiser, the Charger Champions Circle and the annual Round Up auction will support plans for a new wellness center at the school.

The foundation has committed $50,000 to support the development of the wellness center, with plans to raise another $50,000 by Thanksgiving.

The vision for the new Wellness Center is to provide a safe place for students to go when feeling anxious, stressed or in need of social and emotional support.

The space will centralize the school’s various mental health professionals, provide information to students and families about the referral process, showcase our community agency partners, and provide a meeting space for well-being groups. -being and group therapy. Walk-in assistance will also be available.

Students can also use the center for a myriad of support needs, including food insecurity, school supplies, and mental health awareness and support.

“The foundation is proud to support this important project,” said Jennifer Ono, president of the foundation. “The mental health of so many young people in our community is at risk, and our schools feel this crisis daily.

“It is imperative that we develop support systems in our schools to provide the resources and tools needed to help students develop their emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and feel safe and connected on campus.”

“The school administration is working closely with the foundation to develop a list of projects that meet the critical needs of DPHS and at this time supporting the new wellness center is crucial,” the principal said. of Dos Pueblos High School, Bill Woodard.

“We ask all families and alumni of Dos Pueblos High School to join the community of families who donate to the Charger Champion Circle to support these programs. Your donations will have a lasting impact on DP,” he said.

The Dos Pueblos High School Foundation is made up of an elected volunteer parent council, community members, alumni, as well as faculty and student advisers.

The mission of the foundation is to raise funds and provide strategic support to honor and strengthen the school’s tradition of excellence, improve the school community, inspire school pride, coordinate efforts to support school programs academic and promote the academic and personal growth of DPHS students.

To learn more, visit dphsfoundation.org. Donations can be made through the website or here.

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