This August, the Millage Advisory Committee approved a funding application from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) to support anti-stigma campaign activities at all interested Washtenaw County high schools.
The campaigns will focus on positivity and strength as a mechanism for a culture shift in schools. They will be planned and implemented by students, teachers, and staff at each school with support in the form of peer learning collaborative events that help community members plan activities that make sense for their school’s unique environment and culture.
Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and Friendship Circle will present the grant opportunity and distribute applications during the September 13 meeting of Washtenaw high school principals.
Washtenaw County high schools are encouraged to apply for $500 to $5,000 awards, based on student population. Completed applications are due to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District by October 1.