Supporting Youth Mental Health with the Pull Up Fund!
The Foundation Schools is proud to announce that we are one of three organizations in Prince George’s County to receive support through Pull Up Fund’s Youth Mental Health Supports initiative! The Pull Up Fund connects historically excluded communities to essential resources, with a focus on increasing access to mental health services, supporting youth initiatives, and providing resources for individuals returning to the community after incarceration. At The Foundation Schools, many of our students arrive with various mental health, social, and behavioral challenges which make our students at-risk for truancy, dropout, and involvement in the criminal justice system. Pull Up Fund’s ‘Youth Mental Health Supports’ awards seek to address the growing mental health challenges in our communities by supporting youth mental health initiatives across Prince George’s County. Through this award, we can sustain and expand our attendance support and wraparound service program, Foundation Links, which reconnects our at-risk students to their education through in-home therapeutic services, basic needs and community resource connections.
In April 2022, around 70 percent of public schools reported that the percentage of students who had sought mental health services from school had increased since the start of the pandemic (“Report on the Condition of Education”, Institute of Education Sciences 2023). Now more than ever, it is important that we are supporting our students through this youth mental health crisis so that they can live healthy lives and continue to be successful learners. We are truly grateful for the Pull Up Fund’s partnership as we ensure Foundation Links’ sustainability and ability to care for students in-need for years to come. Thank you Pull Up Fund for your generosity and support of our students with emotional disabilities and autism!
Take a Drive Down FSMC Road!
Calling all Gaithersburg residents! If you’re driving down Washington Grove check out The Foundation School of Montgomery County (FSMC)’s new adopted road near the US Postal Service Office! The Montgomery County Department of Transportation advocates for clean, litter free roads through their Adopt a Road (AAR) Program. Road owners can choose the name of a […]
Student Volunteering at The Foundation School of Montgomery County
While our schools work hard on their assignments during the summer session, our students with emotional disabilities are still making time to volunteer in their local communities. Students at The Foundation School of Montgomery County (FSMC) are earning their service learning (SSL) hours in a variety of creative ways. This month, a group of students […]
Graduation, Promotion and Summer Fun in the TFS Summer Newsletter!
The Foundation Schools is so excited to show you everything we’ve been up to these past few months in our Summer newsletter! This was an exciting semester as we celebrated our graduating and promoted students at our graduation ceremonies! We are so proud of our students for working hard and reaching this milestone. Meanwhile, our […]
Congratulations Class of 2023!
The most anticipated day of the year has finally arrived! After working hard all year, our students have reached the milestone of graduation. Class of 2023 faced many obstacles throughout their school journey. From navigating a global pandemic, to transitioning to online learning, all while facing the challenges of their emotional disabilities, there were certainly […]