Logan Health’s Foundation and School-Based Services awarded $500 grants to 11 educators at northwest Montana schools this spring. The Healthy Classrooms grant provides funding to local schools to aid in the creation or improvement of student-centered and staff-related healthy living initiatives.
“By providing the necessary support and resources, we can help cultivate an environment where both educators and learners can thrive,” says Brittany Coburn, NP-C, Logan Health School-Based Health Center Program Director. “We’re so happy to support Montana’s educators and help nurture healthier and brighter futures for our youth.”
The awarded grants will fund projects such as portable art toolkits for painting outside, class sensory bins, under-desk exercise pedals, mental health resources books for students, yoga/meditative mats and class for educator wellness, and new exercise equipment, such as a stationary bike and a rowing machine. Logan Health’s Healthier Classrooms Grants occur bi-annually in the Fall and Spring. In culmination with this Spring’s recipients, the Logan Health Foundation has awarded over $14,000 to local educators for school-based health initiatives.
“Empowering community teachers and students is an investment in Montana’s future,” says Joe McClafferty, Logan Health Foundation President. “Together, we’re helping to create healthier tomorrows, where knowledge flourishes, dreams are realized, and communities are strengthened.”
Educators from the following schools received Healthy Classroom grants:
- Cayuse Prairie School
- Columbia Falls High School
- Columbia Falls Junior High
- Cornelius Hedges Elementary School
- Cut Bank Schools
- Edgerton Elementary School
- Kalispell Middle School
- Somers Middle School
- Sunburst Elementary School