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See Who Received Grants from the Watertown Community Foundation

Six grants totaling $15,000 were handed out by the foundation.

The Watertown Community Foundation handed out $15,000 to six efforts that serve the town. 

The grants were made possible by financial support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, according to WCF Executive Director Michael Schade.

The Watertown Community Foundation grants went to:

Improbable Players will collaborate with teachers and counselors at Watertown Middle School to facilitate theater workshops about substance abuse prevention and healthy choices. 

Lowell Elementary School – PTO will schedule a program for the parents of Watertown elementary school students featuring an expert on adolescence. The program will promote healthy social and emotional development and address high-risk behaviors among middle- and high school populations. 

Sancta Maria’s Windsor House Adult Day Health will create an activity program for its “younger population” of Watertown adults with mental illness. Sancta Maria’s Windsor House provides stability needed by this population as well as activities that help them remain independent and improve memory cognition. 

Watertown Community Gardens will continue fostering environmental stewardship by offering workshops, publishing an e-newsletter, co-sponsoring garden tours, and expanding its Youth Garden Crew.

Watertown Health Department will implement a screening and referral program that will assist Watertown persons confronting language, cultural and financial barriers to needed health care.

Watertown Youth Coalition, Watertown Public Schools and World in Watertown will continue the Watertown Healthy Youth SPEAK (Sharing Personal Experience and Knowledge) Project.
 
SPEAK is an initiative that brings educational speakers and activities to the Watertown High and Middle Schools to educate students, faculty and parents about healthy decision-making and substance abuse, bullying, and suicide prevention while also promoting respect for the diversity of Watertown.

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