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North Texas School Mental Health Executive Learning Community

A year-long premiere learning experience for leaders in 19 North Texas school districts. Learning Community members have access to expert consultation from Meadows Institute staff, monthly best-in-class group learning experiences, and cultivated workshop collaboration to accelerate their ability to develop and implement comprehensive school mental health plans districtwide.


leading cause of death among youth ages 10 – 24 is suicide*

1 in 5

children in the U.S. show symptoms of mental health disorders each year*

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Project Details

Kids Supporting Each Other

With grants from Texas Health Resources and Kozmetsky Family Foundation, the North Texas School Mental Health Executive Learning Community (ELC) meets monthly to participate in expert-facilitated learning sessions, peer networking, collaborative problem solving, and discussion on all things school mental health. In addition to hearing from an expert speaker each session, the ELC members are also introduced to leaders from local community providers and philanthropic partners to help further expand each district’s professional network and reach. This group will set the tone and lead the way for the future of school mental health in Texas.

Due to the struggles of students and educators exacerbated by the pandemic, the response to the project has been strong. The Learning Community includes 19 districts representing nearly half a million students, almost 57,000 educators, and 647 schools across North Texas.

Five core districts that will receive tailored technical assistance:

  • Dallas ISD
  • Grand Prairie ISD
  • Richardson ISD
  • Rockwall ISD
  • Uplift Education

Fourteen districts engaged in the broader learning community:

  • Carrollton Farmers  Branch ISD
  • Coppell ISD
  • Crandall ISD
  • Garland ISD
  • Golden Rule Charter Schools
  • Greenhill School
  • Highland Park ISD
  • International Leadership of Texas
  • Irving ISD
  • Royce City ISD
  • Sunnyvale ISD
  • Trinity Basin Preparatory
  • Waco ISD
  • Waxahachie ISD)

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