Applications Open for Social & Emotional Learning Grant

CHEYENNE, WYO – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY) Caring Foundation is excited to announce a new grant opportunity for schools in Wyoming. These one-year grant awards range from $500-$5000 and are available to K-12 schools throughout Wyoming. The goal of these grants is to support social and emotional learning programs that help children & adolescents understand and manage emotions, set and work toward positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, form and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

Social and emotional learning is a significant part of a student’s overall education, and targeting the development of these skills translates into higher academic achievement. Social and emotional learning helps individuals develop traits such as problem solving, teamwork, character, and grit. It also allows schools to create a learning environment that offers social and emotional support to kids, building a culture of responsive, restorative practices that help students learn to thrive—in life and at school.

The application period runs through Friday, September 30. Recipients will be notified by Monday, October 31, 2022. You can find the application and criteria at: BCBSWY.com/company_info/community/school-based-grants/.

Youth mental health is a critical issue in Wyoming, and BCBSWY Caring Foundation seeks to help Wyoming youth develop positive coping strategies and resilience, knowing early intervention is key.

“Mental health is just as imperative as physical health and a predictor for overall quality of life, we are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to classrooms, schools, and school districts across Wyoming, and we sincerely hope educators will apply for this additional support,” said Diane Gore, president, and CEO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY) is a not-for-profit health insurer and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Rooted in Wyoming for 75 years, BCBSWY provides access to high quality health care coverage, services and programs to help our members make the best health care decisions and get the best care. With 10 locations across Wyoming, we provide hometown service to residents and businesses while serving people and charitable organizations in communities around the state. Learn more about us at BCBSWY.com.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield Caring Foundation of Wyoming

As a caring community, BCBSWY has been involved in promoting the good health and well-being of Wyoming residents by participating in and contributing to many health-related charities and causes. In 1990, BCBSWY established the Caring Foundation of Wyoming to help sustain this mission. The Caring Foundation of Wyoming now focuses its support through charitable giving. For more information, visit BCBSWY.com/company_info/foundation.

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