Friday, September 26, 2014

MHS Awarded Community Health Grant

Milton High School was recently approved for a Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Community Health Grant in the amount of $1,500.  The grant will help supplement the high school’s Good Decision Making and Healthy Choices program.  As part of the program, the MHS Student Leaders’ work with the freshman class and facilitate small group discussions that center around making healthy choices about substance abuse, how to handle bullying, conflict resolution and managing stress.  The grant will allow for approximately 40 Milton High Student Leaders to be trained by Caron Treatment Centers in group facilitation skills.  The training reinforces communication and collaborative problem-solving skills as a way to reinforce healthy values and good-decision-making.
The Good Decision Making and Health Choices program is also supported by funds from the Milton Junior Women’s Club.
The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Community Health Grant check will presented to the Milton High School Student Leaders and the other winning organizations at the hospital’s 5th Annual Community Health Walk and Health Fair on Saturday, September 27th at 10 a.m.