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Green Bay Boys & Girls Club receives $15,000 grant for mental health initiative

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 12:50:56-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay has received a $15,000 grant to help with its mental health services.

The grant was awarded by the M3 Insurance Foundation.

The foundation’s $15,000 Community Impact Grant will go towards the Boys & Girls Club’s Social Emotional Learning Initiative. According to the Boys & Girls website, the SEL Initiative provides counseling to youth attending the club. It also provides a quiet space for youth to use.

“As traditional models for schools begin to change, along with everything that has been going on in today’s society, the need for equitable and accessible mental health services for youth is needed now more than ever before,” said Christina Thor, communications and development director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay.

According to a news release, the SEL Initiative is intended to remove healthcare access barriers to mental health services and provides preventative and wellness supports to young people.