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:
Providing these services within the school setting has many benefits:
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.