Health, Wellness, and Academics: A Leadville School and Community Success Story
from Colorado Education Initiative on Vimeo.
In March 2016, Lake County Intermediate School in Leadville was recognized with the 2016 Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness. But it wasn’t long ago that health outcomes for Leadville kids weren’t so great. Educators across the district began focusing on meeting students’ basic health and wellness needs. The school used the time and resources they already had - and aligned health and wellness goals with academic achievement goals. It’s making a difference not just for the school, but across the community.
The accomplishments documented in this video demonstrate how a collaborative effort between state agencies, community non-profits, foundations, and the community collectively can improve opportunities for health and wellbeing in schools across Colorado.