Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Award $300,000 to Youth First, Inc. For Multi-Year Gift to Provide Mental Health Support for Indiana Students
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation is investing in mental health support for Indiana youth. The organization will award a gift of $100,000 per year for three years to Youth First, Inc. to strengthen the mental health and well-being of Indiana students.
The check presentation will be held on Monday, October 24, at 5:30 pm CT, during the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s School Board meeting at the EVSC Administration Building, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN. The media is invited to attend.
This significant gift from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, along with funding from other sources, will enable Youth First to provide school-based social work services and prevention programs in their 12-county footprint, which includes Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation strives to improve the health of humanity by addressing health inequalities and strengthening communities across Indiana.
Youth First is addressing the growing need for mental health support in school buildings, partnering with 110 schools across 12 Indiana counties to embed skilled social workers, where they become specialized mentors for students and prevention coaches for parents and teachers. Youth First Social Workers build caring relationships, promote healthy choices, foster readiness for positive change, and boost resiliency along with other valuable life skills. There are 32 Youth First Social Workers serving 32 schools in the EVSC.