Calling all Summit County high school clubs: Do you want $500?

Communities that Care and CONNECT Summit County are placing YOUR VOICE at the center of our community discussions on mental wellness. We want to support you and help you be part of the solution by offering $500 for your club’s mental wellness project.  

In 2017, 33 percent of high school students in Utah reported that they felt sad or hopeless almost every day for at least two weeks or more. As club leaders in your school, we know that you have brilliant ideas to address the challenges that you face every day. 

Mental Wellness topics are diverse.  Some suggestions include risk of substance use, how to help a friend, suicide prevention, eliminating stigma, self-care and communication to name a few. 

EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS. Create an Instagram campaign, produce a PSA, a video, set-up a friendship bench, create messages of hope, produce an assembly, attend a conference – the sky is the limit!

There will be TEN $500 grants that will be awarded to Park City High School, South Summit High School and North Summit High School clubs.

Specifics

  • Please fill out the application electronically with this link.
  • Deadline to submit: October 1, 2019 
  • Notification of acceptance: By October 31, 2019
  • An adult mentor will schedule one meeting between November 2019 and March 2020 to support your project efforts and report on your progress. Your liaison will be available to you as a point of contact to answer any questions.
  • We are excited to hear your voice!  Students will give a brief presentation of their work to the community in Spring of 2020.  (Your adult mentor will help you determine your presentation venue; City Council, County Council, School Board or Communities That Care Coalition meeting).  

Help your club accomplish something great and meaningful in the 2019-2020 school year. For questions, text or email Mary Christa Smith, Communities that Care Coordinator, at 435-640-9189 or [email protected]

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