School Wellness Council Basics II: Skills and Strategies to Strengthen Leadership and Build Partnerships
A School Wellness Council is an advisory group of school staff, parents, and students that brings the school community together to set wellness policies for the school and to provide opportunities for everyone to be healthy, active, and energized in order to learn.
School Wellness Councils engage School Leadership Teams, students, government members, parent associations, and community members in setting up physical activity clubs and fitness events, developing healthy snack policies, promoting inclusivity, and making sure PE and health education instruction are valued subjects in schools. The DOE’s wellness policies encourage all schools to have a School Wellness Council.
This session builds on School Wellness Council Basics I and will review strategies for expanding and sustaining an active and diverse council. The session is best for participants who want to build sustainable structures within their wellness council, leveraging their leadership skills and community partnership networks. Participants will learn inspired leadership and communication skills to motivate their wellness council, partnership mapping skills to identify community based resources, and tools and information to develop and implement school-level policies. In addition, participants will learn grant writing skills to secure additional resources to support their wellness council.
Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, other school staff, and parents
Pre-requisites: School Wellness Council Basics I or previous School Wellness Council training(s)
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