A Giving Tree for mental health

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Mental Health Giving Tree

SCTC introduced a comprehensive mental health program into its guidance plan during the 2023-24 school year. As one of the first initiatives, SCTC brought in Rachel’s Challenge, a program designed to start a chain reaction of kindness.

As an extension of Rachel’s Challenge, SCTC began its very own Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club. FOR Club designed a wall display inspired by the book The Giving Tree where students identify positives in their life and display it in the school. Students have identified various strengths and positives in their life for the tree including what they’re thankful for, what their strengths are, who and what they love the most in their lives, and what their lucky charms are.

The tree has grown throughout the school year and the students look forward to what the next addition to the tree will be!