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Grant to Help Provide Substance Abuse and Social Emotional Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year
Grant to Help Provide Substance Abuse and Social Emotional Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year
Lou Kramer
Monday, August 10, 2020

The London City School District recently received a grant award from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services for K-12 Prevention Education to provide additional resources to provide support for students to overcome barriers to achieving in the classroom. The grant opportunity was introduced last winter in collaboration with the Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties and approved this summer. London City Schools will be awarded funding to expand its current youth led prevention efforts at London High School named the Teen Leaders of London. Working with Madison County Prevention, the group will focus efforts on an evidenced based model that empowers youth to affect change in their communities in regards to substance abuse prevention. 

The grant will also support the district purchase of a supplemental social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum. Social emotional learning focuses on building skills for students to effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. By asking students and teachers in grades K-12 to reflect on SEL through surveys, our district leaders will gain actionable data to better understand how to support students socially and emotionally. This new investment in SEL will lead to improved classroom behavior, better stress management and academic achievement.

For more information about these programs or services please contact Melissa Canney, Student Support Specialist at 740-852-5700 ext. 2109 or melissa.canney@london.k12.oh.us