So all young people can thrive
What is a Healthy School?
Every young person is empowered.
Every adult in the school has a role.
The broader community is involved.
About the Campaign
All young people deserve to be in a school that advances their education and promotes their social, emotional, physical, and mental health. Not meeting the social and emotional needs of youth is emerging as an identifiable barrier to academic success. Schools in partnership with families and business, among others, are a critical part of the solution.
Healthy schools are only possible when everyone in the community works together.
Our goal is to make healthy schools the norm and not the exception. To raise awareness and spark action, Every School Healthy will engage partner organizations and individuals to tell the stories of schools and communities working to create healthy schools. The campaign will highlight collaborative successes and solutions, in addition to amplifying the voices of young people working within their schools and communities to transform them into spaces where youth can truly thrive. Through these efforts, the campaign will provide proof points and motivation to inspire more people to take action to create healthy schools in their community.
Communities across the country are already leading on-the-ground efforts to make schools places where youth can thrive. Every School Healthy is funding acceleration work in six communities already engaged in cross-sector efforts to create healthy schools. Each acceleration site represents what is possible when organizations and schools come together to collaborate on addressing challenges standing in the way of creating healthier schools.
America’s Promise Alliance is leading the Every School Healthy campaign in partnership with ChildObesity180, Communities In Schools, FoodCorps, National Association of Community Health Centers, and Turnaround for Children.
The Every School Healthy campaign is a part of Together for Healthy and Successful Schools, a collaborative initiative working to advance the vision that all schools support education and health. Together for Healthy and Successful Schools is comprised of America’s Promise Alliance, Child Trends, and Health Equity Works at Washington University in St. Louis, and it is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Every School Healthy is investing $1.8 million in six communities in five states that are spearheading efforts to create healthy schools. Each community represents what is possible when communities, organizations, and schools come together to act on a commitment to create healthy schools.
When it comes to trauma-informed practice, communities are leading the way for the country
Community Partnership In Action
Teacher Voice: The hard work of softening resistance to trauma-informed teaching
VIDEO: Lessons from School District Leaders—Transforming School Climate Through Restorative Practices and Social Emotional Strategies
GradNation Community Leader Spotlight with Adelante Mujeres
Embracing the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child:
Creating Cultures of Care: Supporting the Whole Child through Trauma-Informed Practice
Using Policy to Create Healthy Schools: Resources to Support Policymakers and Advocates
America’s Promise Alliance is leading the Every School Healthy campaign in partnership with: