Stories of Sustainability
In 2012, the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention set out to discover how Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grantees from the 1999–2006 fiscal year (FY) cohorts had been able to sustain major components of their SS/HS work after the end of their funding.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) funds are meant to spark positive system changes in schools and communities by providing the infrastructure and resources to establish cross-sector partnerships, identify and implement effective programming, and institutionalize long-term improvements over time. Sustainability is a major focus of the grant program, and grantees are encouraged to plan for sustainability from their first day of funding.
This Snapshot report explores how 20 former SS/HS sites have sustained partnerships, programs, activities, functions, and school climate and infrastructure changes.
Download a copy of Stories of Sustainability: A Snapshot from Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiatives (PDF, 1.05 MB) from the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention website.