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A Neighborhood Wellness Foundation Signature Program

Innovators Academy

A Neighborhood Wellness Foundation Signature Program

Innovators Academy

3150
Personal Encounters
Launched in 2019 at Grant High School in Del Paso Heights

Lowering the barriers of adversity for students living in poverty.

We pragmatically address the insidious ways toxic stress undermines the students learning. According to Turnaround for Children…There is growing demand to connect the dots between poverty, adversity, stress and academic performance.

Innovators Academy is a powerful and effective collaboration of NWF, 916Ink, Square Root Academy, Social Venture Partners-Sacramento and Raley’s Community Giving Program. The program follows an evidenced-based approach which helps to reestablish a “new normal” and disrupt the constant exposure of toxic stress. Often, an overlooked barrier too successful learning is hunger, we are able to feed our students with the help of our partner, Raley’s.

We provide mentorship and social-emotional support to improve academic engagement for some of the highest need students identified by GHS faculty and administration.

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