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Boeing Partnership Provides Mental Health Supports at ReLife School

The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of our young people is undeniable. Increased isolation, stress and anxiety are all challenges that are facing students across the country. To address mental health needs in our district, Boeing has partnered with ReLife school to provide $5,000 toward different projects aimed at supporting students’ mental health as they return to the classroom.

Through Boeing’s generous donation, ReLife will create a sensory room that offers students a safe space to decompress or talk with their teachers about things that are going on in their lives. In addition, “stress carts” are also being added to each classroom that will provide students with different items to help them cope when they are feeling anxious or nervous. Through the development of these additional resources, ReLife will be able to more effectively support the mental health needs of students within their classrooms. 

“This pandemic has affected us all tremendously,” says ReLife Principal Dr. Reginald Reid, “but for those with mental health needs the effects are almost immeasurable. What this grant will allow us to do for our students is nothing short of amazing. We are being given the opportunity to create an environment that will literally affect every student that we serve on an individual level at their emotional core. We are absolutely thrilled and just so very thankful.”


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