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  • Megan Silvey

Celebrating Success: Raising Over $380,000 for Mental Health and Wellness

In a remarkable display of community support and dedication to student well-being, the Olathe Public Schools Foundation achieved a significant milestone by raising over $380,000 for mental health and wellness programs within the Olathe Public Schools at their 2024 Taste of the Town event! This organization and the causes they support are near and dear to our founder's heart, and she was able to help make this event a success with her work on the silent auction team. This remarkable accomplishment underscores the unwavering commitment of the Olathe community to prioritize the mental health needs of its students.

Mental health awareness and support have become increasingly crucial, particularly in educational settings where students face a myriad of challenges. The Olathe Public Schools Foundation's efforts not only acknowledge the importance of mental health but also actively work towards ensuring that students have access to the resources and support they need to thrive.

The funds raised will have a profound impact on the lives of countless students, providing them with essential resources, counseling services, a summer clinic, and initiatives, such as mental health awareness training, aimed at fostering a positive and supportive environment within the school community. By investing in mental health and wellness programs, the Olathe Public Schools Foundation is not only addressing immediate needs but also sowing the seeds for a healthier, more resilient future generation.

This achievement would not have been possible without the generosity and support of donors, volunteers, educators, and community members who rallied behind this cause. Their collective effort serves as a powerful reminder of the strength of community when united towards a common goal.

As we celebrate this remarkable accomplishment, let us also recommit ourselves to the ongoing journey of supporting mental health and wellness in our schools and communities. Together, we can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and nurture environments where every individual feels valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.

The Olathe Public Schools Foundation's success in raising over $380,000 for mental health and wellness programs is not just a financial milestone but a testament to the compassion, dedication, and resilience of the Olathe community. Let us celebrate this achievement and remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering a culture of mental well-being for all!

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