Relationships are essential to cultivating student confidence. The primary goal of Healthy Choices AmeriCorps is to support schools in developing a network of care to enhance student success by increasing attendance, a sense of belonging, and pro-social behaviors on school campuses.
Healthy Choices trains AmeriCorps Members to become future school leaders who will be prepared to cultivate caring communities, embrace all students’ strengths, and support student resilience and agency. AmeriCorps members are embedded within schools to serve with public educators to keep students safe, healthy and ready to learn.
Authentic partnership is essential to the success of Healthy Choices AmeriCorps. We cultivate leadership in service in partnership with programs like Foster Youth Services, Student Intervention Team, Counseling, the Wellness Initiative, Wellness Policy Initiative, and Nutrition Education Project. Healthy Choices also partners with community based organizations to recruit mentors, support basic nutritional needs, and enhance the experience of students through community building activities.