YOUTH health and wellness program - WHICH INCLUDES suicide prevention INITIATIVE WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL partnershipS

One Heart Project will serve as the Project Director for this program.

Five area Kansas Catholic Schools (two high schools - St. Thomas Aquinas and St. James Academy - and three grade schools) will pilot a program tied to Teen Health and Wellness and to combat Teenage Suicide. In partnership with a National Program (Sources of Strength) - the One Heart Project STRENGTH Methodology and EMERSON Youth Program - and The Heart of A Champion Program, this project is funded and being implemented currently with initial training completed with fall rollout across the high schools and spring semester for the grade schools.

The intent is to scale across the Catholic Schools in the Greater Kansas City area.

This program is connected to 15 other area high schools and middle schools with Sources of Strength in the Johnson County Area / Blue Valley School District - and also in collaboration with Johnson County Mental Health.