Mission Completed for SchoolPower’s 2017 Fund-a-Need!
The most important mission accomplished at the 32nd Annual Dinner Dance was the 2017 Fund-a-Need Investing in the Well-Being of LBUSD Students, which inspired guests to raise over $158,000 in a matter of minutes. The initiative, presented by Superintendent Dr. Jason Viloria and approved by SchoolPower trustees in November, will create a support network for all four schools by hiring a Director of Student Support, two Student Support Specialists, and additional interns. These credentialed specialists will help students build resilience to daily stress and anxiety, as well as support students who exhibit more serious mental health issues.
According to Viloria, “The support received from SchoolPower will kickstart our Student Well-Being Initiative and the district is committed to continuing this work for years to come. This will help create additional opportunities for our students to receive the support they need to be well-rounded and successful.” A $240,000 investment from LBUSD is also proposed.
Guests at the Dinner Dance were inspired by a video (above) written by students and educators to capture many of the issues students face.