The Nampa School District is the recipient of a three-year $150,000 grant from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. The award will allow for creation of programs to improve behavioral health resources for students.
Pilot programs include providing subject matter expertise regarding resilient learners; Mind Yeti, a mindfulness tool for teachers to use in the classroom; and Second Step, a curriculum tool to complement the district’s use of positive behavioral intervention.
The grant will be used during the first year at Central Elementary School, Sherman Elementary School and West Middle School.
“Youth behavioral health has been an emerging focus in the district, and we appreciate our partnership with the Blue Cross Foundation in both preparing us for this opportunity and going forward,” said Nampa School District superintendent Dr. Paula Kellerer. “This grant will strengthen our ability to expand our mental health response in our schools, allowing us to provide better outcomes for our students.”