Noblesville Schools announced today that they have received a grant of $50,000 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. The aim of Lilly’s Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K-12 students in Indiana schools who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.
Noblesville Schools’ grant will be focused on expanding counseling efforts in four key areas:
- Authentic career education and experiences
- Diversity appreciation
- Data analysis to measure the effectiveness of student/family counseling initiatives
- Alternative programming and supports for students at risk for suspension/expulsion
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this generous grant from the Lilly Endowment,” said Laura Denis, district student services administrator. “We are already planning outreach initiatives at multiple sites throughout the community to gain feedback on how this additional funding, and the enhanced counseling focus it affords us, can best serve all of our students.”
A second phase of the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative grants will be decided this fall. The district stands to gain more than a million additional dollars for counseling if they are recognized at that time.