COMING TOGETHER TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER
Initiatives that need your help
FEEDING OUR FAMILIES
Friends of RCHS has been working since March to provide groceries to families facing food insecurity due to Covid and related job loses. Where some individuals can access unemployment benefits, other freelance, temporary, or seasonal workers aren't allowed that safety net. Please consider making a donation to our grocery fund here.
Brookland Park Community Garden is a collaborative project between the Northside neighborhood and RCHS. Friends of RCHS helps coordinate the effort. The garden will be providing fresh produce throughout the summer and fall to over 40 RCHS families facing food insecurity.
READY FOR COLLEGE
Thank you for your help with the "Dorm Store" which outfitted over 40% of seniors with items they needed to start freshman year.
Current - College Readiness programs include:
Career exposure - shadowing and internships
College Campus visits
Personal Aptitude and Interest Surveys
AP Seminar and Research
AP, SAT and other test prep
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Our students, just like many adults, are feeling the stress and anxiety brought by isolation and fears related to the pandemic. Students are excited to see conversations and actions taking place around improving their communities, while also feeling scared and uncertain about what will happen next.
Current events add to issues our students already face of depression, anxiety, self doubt, and other mental health concerns.
We are working to find grant funding and sponsors to put a mental health and wellness program into place at RCHS. Our mindfulness room will offer self care programs like exercise, yoga, meditation and small group support as well as provide a safe space for students to take a break and meet with a mental health professional as needed.