Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
Perry Township Schools is proud to announce that it is a recipient of a $50,000 planning grant awarded by Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students.
The program’s aim is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana public and charter schools who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials, certifications and degrees necessary for meaningful employment, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.
Perry Schools will use the award to assess its current counseling programs, identify best practices, visit promising programs and explore alternative strategies.
Our district is one of 284 public school corporations and charter schools in Indiana receiving planning grants through the initiative.
We are honored to receive the Lilly Endowment grant, which will allow us to empower students in the classroom and in many aspects of their lives. Counselors are a crucial component of school culture and student success, and this grant will enable us to invest in our counseling programs for the emotional and intellectual health of our students.
In addition to helping public and charter schools assess their current counseling programs and identify best practices in comprehensive counseling efforts, planning grants will help recipients prepare implementation grant proposals to fund their strategies to improve their counseling programs. Proposals are due to Lilly Endowment by May 19. Notification of implementation grant approvals is expected by late September.
Capable students in school become capable employees in the workforce, so effective counseling must be integrated into our teachings.