Williamston Teacher Awarded Building Healthy Communities Grant
Williamston High School Teacher Adelle Banister has been awarded a grant to enhance student social-emotional wellbeing and physical fitness. The Building Healthy Communities: Step Up for School Wellness Program provides students, teachers, and administrators with the training, curriculum, equipment, funds, and instructional tools to create a healthy school environment that supports a culture of wellness.
$1000 from MEMSPA was awarded to the health department to cover curriculum, training, and class materials in Social-Emotional Health and Wellness. The Physical Education Department will also receive approximately $2000 worth of equipment and materials for personal conditioning and resistance training.
The Building Healthy Communities: Step Up for School Wellness is funded by BCBS of Michigan, Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Endowment Fund, MEMSPA, Michigan Fitness Foundation, MSU Extension, and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan.