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Pueblo District 60, AT&T to provide more mental health resources to high school students

District 60
Posted at 10:33 AM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 12:33:20-05

PUEBLO — Pueblo School District 60 officials announced high schoolers dealing with mental health issues will have access to resources thanks to its continued partnership with AT&T.

The district said State of Grace Counseling will provide services for students experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental wellness problems because of a donation made by AT&T of more than $15,260. On top of that, the district's Education Foundation is putting $23,300 it received from the company last year toward "the mental wellness initiative."

"The program will include counseling (individual and group), mentoring, education on the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol, and other interventions designed to address students’ social/emotional needs," the release stated.

The district said 25 full-time employees from State of Grace Counseling who will help out at the district's four high schools and one alternative education school.

"In 2019, AT&T contributed $25,000 to the D60 Education Foundation in support of the “Vision 2020” college and career readiness program. Due to the global pandemic, these funds have been redirected to support mental health interventions for high school students in D60," the district stated.

The district told News5 last year that the program is meant to help students get ready for life after high school.

"They need to advance their education. They also need to look for career opportunities. If higher education isn't what they are looking for, they still need to go on to a good job in the workforce," said Henry Roman with the D60 Education Foundation.
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