AKRON — The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation has received a planning grant of $30,000 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 students.
Lilly Endowment Inc. announced on Jan. 20, the recipients of planning grants in the first phase of its Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students, a five-year effort to strengthen how public school corporations and charter schools help students from elementary grades through high school prepare for academic, career and personal success.
The Endowment is awarding a total of $9.14 million in planning grants to 284 public school corporations and charter schools in Indiana. The individual grants range from $8,302 to $50,000. The amounts for which the recipients could apply were based on the enrollment of each school corporation or charter school.
“This holds the potential to bring important opportunities that will be of tremendous benefit to our students, staff and the community,” said TVSC Superintendent Brett Boggs.
As part of the planning grant process, a committee made up of staff members from all Tippecanoe Valley schools will spend the next three months collecting and analyzing data, assessing the district’s current counseling programs, identifying best practices, visiting programs, engaging community partners, and many other activities.
After the planning and study phase, Tippecanoe Valley will submit an implementation grant proposal to fund the strategies the committee develops to move the district closer to a comprehensive counseling model that addresses the academic, college, career, and social and emotional needs of its K-12 students.
“The Endowment is committing funds to this initiative because Indiana needs to increase significantly the number of K-12 students who are emotionally healthy, can realize academic success, and graduate from high school,” said Sara B. Cobb, the Endowment’s vice president for education.