SFUSD support services celebrate milestones

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SFUSD support services celebrate milestones

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In 1998, a survey of San Francisco’s youth identified a need for safe, easily accessible health services on high school campuses. Since then, Wellness programs have grown steadily at SFUSD high schools, offering free, confidential physical and behavioral health services to students where they can easily get to them – inside their schools.  To celebrate its 15th anniversary, staff and students will gather at Galileo High to write a history of the Wellness Initiative on a timeline and speak about how the program has influenced student health – and in turn their academic success. The Wellness Initiative, made possible through a partnership between the SFUSD, the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH), is the only school-based program for adolescent health and wellness of its kind.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 18 / 3:00-4:00 p.m.Where:   Galileo High School Wellness Center/ 1150 Francisco St.

In 1990, the San Francisco Board of Education took an historic step when it approved a pioneering program called Support Services for Gay Youth.  It began with counseling for gay high school youth who faced pressure at home and at school related to their sexual orientation. Today, SFUSD is celebrating its 25th year of providing support services for LGBTQ youth. Students at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (RASOTA), have been studying LGBT people and issues throughout history. Having researched LGBT artists, they will present examples of artists’ work while discussing contributions they have made to society as well as challenges they faced.

When: Friday, Nov. 20 / 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Ruth Asawa School of the Arts / 555 Portola Dr. (check in at the main office)


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