HMC-1 Partners with GreenLight Fund Kansas City

NEW HMC-1 PARTNERSHIP BRINGS SOCIAL EMOTINAL PROGRAMS TO TWO DISTRICT SCHOOLS:

PARTNERS Hickman Mills Is proud to announce a new partnership with GreenLight Fund Kansas City and Youth Guidance to bring two new social emotional programs to HMC-1 schools.

Becoming a Man (BAM®) and Working on Womanhood (WOW) are school-based group counseling and mentoring programs that work to support the social-emotional and behavioral needs of students in grades 7-12. In partnership with Hickman Mills School District, BAM and WOW counselors will serve more than 100 students at Smith-Hale Middle School and Ruskin High School, beginning in January 2021.

Superintendent Yaw Obeng, joined by HMC-1 Board President Cecil Wattree, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, and Executive Director of GreenLight Fund Kansas City Sarah Haberberger, announced the $1.7M investment and five-year long partnership with HMC-1.

“HMC-1 is looking forward to this important partnership with the GreenLight Fund and Youth Guidance,” said Superintendent Yaw Obeng. “Through this partnership our students will have access to an added layer of support with thoroughly trained and highly skilled counselors to help with social, emotional and mental health needs.”

Read the full press release by clicking here.