Health Education Grants to Neighborhood Schools

Good health and wellness in our schools lays the foundation for a positive and nurturing learning environment. Classrooms that encourage happy, well-rounded children prepared to learn, grow and lead are the benchmark to which we strive.

In 2010, the Foundation made a second five year commitment to University Academy. Located at 6801 Holmes Road, University Academy is a neighborhood charter school. The Foundation helps support their wellness center, which is now operated by Children’s Mercy Hospital. The wellness center operates like a doctor’s office in the school and sees all students, grades K through 12. Typical services provided include:

  • Physicals
  • Sports Physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Acute Care

Providing these services within the school setting has many benefits:

  • Increases attendance
  • Gives parents and students peace of mind
  • Helps assess illness in early stages
  • Keeps students’ focus on learning and social development

The Foundation is pleased to be able to support this program. The Foundation’s second five year commitment to University Academy ran through the school year 2014-2015. The two original five year commitments provided $1,250,000 to the school’s wellness center. An additional $175,000 was given during the 2015-2017 school years.