Resilient Youth Planning Grants Total Over $500,000
North Central Health Services (NCHS) has awarded over half a million dollars in Resilient Youth Initiative planning grants to 19 school corporations in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and White counties in Indiana:
Attica Consolidated School Corporation
Benton Community School Corporation
Clinton Central School Corporation
Clinton Prairie School Corporation
Community Schools of Frankfort
Covington Community School Corporation
Crawfordsville Community Schools
Delphi Community School Corporation
Faith Christian School
Frankfort Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship
Frontier School Corporation
Lafayette Catholic School System
Lafayette School Corporation
North Montgomery Community School Corporation
South Montgomery Community School Corporation
Southeast Fountain School Corporation
Tippecanoe School Corporation
Tri-County School Corporation
Twin Lakes School Corporation
Through the Resilient Youth Initiative, NCHS seeks to assist schools in developing youth resiliency through evidenced-based social-emotional competency, drug resistance, and mental well-being curriculums.
The NCHS Resilient Youth Initiative was informed by community health conversations conducted throughout the NCHS service area in 2018, at which school administrators shared their concerns about the mental health and well-being of their students. These needs were confirmed by the NCHS & River Bend Hospital 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment.
Resilient Youth Initiative planning grants will provide K-12 schools and corporations grant funding and technical assistance to assess the needs of their students and evaluate the potential of evidenced-based programs to meet their needs. In May of 2019, grantees will have the opportunity to utilize planning grant insights to request Resilient Youth Implementation Grant funding from NCHS for three-year program pilots.
“We recognize this initiative is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to developing youth resiliency,” said Stephanie Long, CEO & President, NCHS. “But when implemented well, evidenced-based social-emotional learning and substance use prevention programs can substantially improve students’ self-management and social skills and lower substance use. We appreciate the schools’ willingness to partner with us to explore the potential of these programs to improve the health and well-being of the youth in our communities.”
NCHS is committed to providing health care and promoting healthy communities for the benefit of the citizens of Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. Since 1999, NCHS has awarded over $65 million in grant funding to more than 200 organizations.
Beyond its Community Benefit Capital Grants program, NCHS initiates strategic partnerships like the Resilient Youth Initiative with coalitions, funders, nonprofits, and other entities to directly address the most critical community health needs identified by the NCHS and River Bend Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment. These NCHS-initiated Community Benefit Partnerships fund the launch, expansion, or strengthening of programs and services that improve health outcomes and develop healthy communities.