NYC to pay $500 to nearly 1,000 parents to address mental health needs at their schools

NYC to pay $500 to nearly 1,000 parents to address mental health needs at their schools

Chalkbeat has this story about a move that looks to support mental health in school communities:

The education department is launching a training program next month for parents, paying them $500 to become “wellness ambassadors” addressing mental health needs in their school communities. The initiative will pay the stipend to parent leaders from roughly 950 schools in neighborhoods hardest hit by the coronavirus, according to Adrienne Austin, an acting deputy chancellor who oversees parent outreach.

She revealed a “sneak peek” of the plan Thursday to members of the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council. “We’re looking to support parent leaders in those schools to become ambassadors for wellness,” Austin told parents.

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