Grant Initiatives

  • Safe Routes to School Boston

    Safe Routes to School Boston is a city-wide effort to promote walking to school and to support and rally neighborhoods and the community as a whole to work toward making walking to school safe, popular, and fun. It is part of the national Safe Routes to School initiative to increase safety and promote walking and biking to school. Boston is one of dozens of cities and states across the country to adopt the program, tailored to the needs of our own community.

    Empowering Teens Through Health (ETTH) 

    The Health and Wellness Department, in collaboration with Health Services and SAWS is offering 20 high schools an opportunity to improve adolescent health through school-based HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention education. Participation in this program helps to ensure that your school is in compliance with the district’s Wellness Policy.  

    Benefits to Schools

    • Help ensure that your school is in compliance with the district’s Wellness Policy.
    • Receive support for your school’s Wellness Council.
    • Receive the latest resources, research, and best practices.
    • Receive no cost, technical assistance on activities such as Family Nights and Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs).
    • Receive no cost, curriculum and training for classroom teachers.
    • Network with other partner schools about successes, challenges and strategies for implementation. 
    • Implement policies and sustainable programs, and practices to support
    • HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention in schools.