Promise Fellow Fund
Over the past school year, courageous heARTS has developed a new partnership with Roosevelt High School’s Health Careers program. Students in this focus area are learning all types of awesome skills that will set them on a path toward a career as a healthcare professional. As part of their curriculum, students learn about the impact of stress and the importance of self-care and resilience.
We've partnered with a team of eight students to envision a space where all RHS students can learn the importance of self-care and personal well-being. This space, called the RestART Room, is a place for students to do just that - restart. Whether they need to take a break from the stressors of college admissions or life at home - we are working to provide a safe space in the school to access creative mindfulness practices and holistic healing supports so students can get back to the business of learning.
To support this effort, we have been awarded a part time Americorps Promise Fellow position by the Minnesota Alliance with Youth. In their role, Promise Fellows assist youth in reaching their full potential and set them on a trajectory for high school graduation and lifelong success. Our Fellow will work with 15 targeted students throughout the school year who are in need of additional support managing their stress and building resilience so they can focus on learning. In addition, they will partner with the Student Leadership Team to offer Self-Care Sessions before and after school to all students at Roosevelt.
The Promise Fellow program is a 1:1 matching partnership between the MN Alliance with Youth and host site. To help us meet our obligations as a host, we have a goal of raising $7500. These funds will cover our $4800 cash match, as well as provide our Fellow with mileage and cell phone reimbursement, proper computer equipment, and a small professional development fund for the year. This position is a huge capacity building boost as we stretch into this new partnership and we need your support to get there!