Logan Health’s Foundation and School-Based Services awarded $500 grants to 16 educators at Flathead Valley schools in October.
The Healthy Classrooms grant provides funding to local schools to assist in the creation or enhancement of student-centered and staff-related healthy living initiatives.
“Healthy students and teachers create happy classrooms where more growth and learning can occur,” says Brittany Coburn, NP-C, Logan Health School-Based Health Center Program Director. “We love having the opportunity to work directly with teachers throughout the Flathead Valley to fund their classroom dreams and create more learning adventures.”
The grants awarded will fund projects such as new athletic equipment for students and staff, in-classroom hydroponic gardens, ukuleles for students to explore the joy of music, bike racks and tire pumping station on campus, nutrition education curriculum and classroom cooking demonstrations. , portable under-desk exercise pedals, and educational field trip opportunities.
“Our educators are community heroes,” said Joe McClafferty, Logan Health Foundation President. “We are proud to support our Valley schools and help them improve on healthy spaces or programs for their students and staff.”
Educators from the following schools received Healthy Classroom grants:
• Bigfork High School
• Creston School
• Cayuse Prairie School
• Columbia Falls Junior High
• Columbia Falls High School
• Deer Park Primary School
• East Evergreen Elementary School
• Evergreen Junior High School
• Glacier Gateway Elementary
• Every school
• Kalispell Public Schools
The Health Classroom Grants are awarded biennially with the first grants awarded in October and the second in March. Currently, this grant program is available to educators within the Flathead Valley, with plans to expand its reach to other communities in the region.