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Edgewood Education Foundation Awards Grant for a Positive Action Program

Ms. Rosemary Hayward, Stafford ES Social Worker, receives grant funding for a Positive Action Program.

Approximately 56 students who are identified as at- risk will participate in a Positive Action Program.   The students range from the first through the fourth grade.  The Positive Action Program empowers students to resist the dangers of substance abuse and encourages them to make healthy choices.  The Program also helps students improve their self-confidence, self-esteem and improve the skills they need in life.  The program consists of one weekly lesson for 12 weeks at the school.  There is no cost for the student to participate in this program and their participation is voluntary.   The program will not interfere with the student’s required lessons, classes, or activities.  Additionally, the parents of participating students will be invited to participate in 12 weekly groups sessions to discuss the concepts taught to their children in the Positive Action Program so that the parents may reinforce the learning at home.  These groups will be referred to as the Group of Positive Parents.
JOVEN, a nonprofit organization, and EISD have an active Memorandum of Understanding.  A Prevention Specialist with JOVEN will provide the curriculum and lessons to the students and the Campus School Social Worker will coordinate and manage the logistics.    The Campus School Social Worker will coordinate and lead the parent groups.   
Positive Action Program Grant