For Kids Only Afterschool

Count Me In! Afterschool Inclusion Initiative

“With funding support from the Tower Foundation, For Kids Only will be able to provide all youth with universal Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programming and inclusion support to prevent or resolve minor challenges, thus more easily identifying those few truly high needs students who require more individualized learning to be able to fully participate. Funding support for a Director of Social Emotional Learning will enable For Kids Only Afterschool to maximize their finite inclusion resources to support the neediest youth while having an impact on the social and emotional well being of all of their students.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Salem, MA
AMOUNT: $120,000 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED:
WEBSITE: www.fkoafterschool.org


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued