Logan Health’s Foundation and School-Based Services awarded $500 grants to 21 educators at Flathead Valley schools this October. 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.
“It’s important to shape classroom environments where both students and teachers can thrive,” says Brittany Coburn, NP-C, Logan Health School-Based Health Center Program Director. “We cherish the chance to collaborate with educators across the Flathead Valley, helping to bring their classroom dreams to life and inspire countless new learning adventures.”
The awarded grants will fund projects such as healthy snacks for students, new athletic and playground equipment, in-classroom cooking tools and nutrition education curriculum, new bikes for district bike safety program, wobble stools and flexible seating for students in the classroom, and social-emotional health curriculum resources.
“When we support our schools and educators, we are investing in the lives of our children, the prosperity of our community, and the well-being of our future generations,” says Joe McClafferty, president of Logan Health Foundation. “Their dedication fuels the dreams of our students, and it’s a privilege to be a part of that journey.”
Educators from following schools received Healthy Classroom grants during October 2023:
- Cayuse Prairie
- Columbia Falls High School
- Cornelius Hedges
- Flathead High School
- Glacier Gateway
- Glacier High School
- Kalispell Middle School
- Marion Elementary
- Peterson Elementary
- Ruder Elementary
- Somers Middle School
The Healthy Classrooms grants are awarded biannually with the first grants awarded in October and the second awarded in March. Currently, this grant program is available to educators within the Flathead Valley, with plans to extend its reach to other communities in the region.