Fancy Farm Elementary and Symsonia Elementary are among the 406 schools nationwide to be named America’s Healthiest Schools for the 2021-2022 school year. The recognition, awarded by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a leading children’s health organization, celebrates schools’ dedication to supporting the health and well-being of students, staff, and families.
This year, schools were recognized in nine categories, including:
· Strengthening Social-Emotional Health & Learning, presented in collaboration with Harmony SEL at National University and Kaiser Permanente
· Cultivating Staff Well-Being, presented in collaboration with Harmony SEL at National University and Kaiser Permanente
· Increasing Family & Community Engagement, presented in collaboration with Kohl’s
Fancy Farm Elementary and Symsonia Elementary have been recognized for prioritizing healthy policies and practices despite numerous challenges resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the 21-22 school year.
The schools are honored to receive this national recognition for their dedication to supporting the well-being of students and staff and remaining steadfast in their commitment to fostering environments where all members of the school community can succeed.
“We commend the awardees for their resourcefulness and dedication to addressing the acute health and well-being needs of students, staff, and families,” said Kathy Higgins, chief executive officer at Healthier Generation. “This cohort of schools exemplifies the fortitude required to serve current and future generations with empathy and care.”
Healthier Generation’s list of America’s Healthiest Schools remains one of the country’s longest-running, nationwide recognition programs honoring schools for achievements in supporting the whole health of students, teachers, and staff. Any school can connect with Healthier Generation to access trainings, resources, and technical assistance by visiting HealthierGeneration.org.
To view the complete list of awardees, visit HealthierGeneration.org/HealthiestSchools.