HEB sponsors the CATCH Rural Texas initiative, providing holistic child health education to 30 select schools across Texas
The $150,000 contribution will allow CATCH to provide 10 rural schools per year with their proprietary programs in Whole Child Health or Social and Emotional Learning.
AUSTIN, Texas, USA, April 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, HEB and CATCH Global Foundation announced their collaboration on CATCH Rural Texasa pilot initiative to provide 30 select school campuses in rural Texas communities with access to comprehensive child health and social-emotional learning (SEL) programs.
HEB will become the title sponsor of CATCH Rural Texas through a generous donation to the CATCH Global Foundation of $150,000 over the next three years.
This contribution will allow CATCH to provide up to 10 rural school campuses per year with their choice of CATCH’s Whole Child Health programs or movement-based social and emotional learning program, SEL Journeys.
“We are grateful to HEB for supporting CATCH’s mission to provide all children with access to health education, especially in schools where it is most needed,” said Duncan Van Dusen, founder and CEO of CATCH Global Foundation. “Studies show that children in rural areas are disproportionately affected by social factors that impact health. Working with schools to help children gain the knowledge and skills they need to lead healthy lives is crucial to the future of all communities in Texas.
“We are proud to support CATCH in this initiative to expand health education to hundreds of students in areas that currently have limited access to support and programming,” said Winell Herron, vice president. of the Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs Group at HEB. “At HEB, we are passionate supporters of public education and partnerships that empower and uplift our youth in rural Texas communities.”
CATCH Global Foundation’s mission is to empower school communities to cultivate whole-child well-being as a driver of student success and social equity. CATCH provides K-12 school communities with curriculum, resources, and educator training on a number of health topics such as physical activity, nutrition, SEL, vaping prevention, and more. .
CATCH brings over 30 years of experience providing Texas schools with evidence-based health programs that are 100% aligned with state health and physical education standards and cover the requirements of the state coordinated school health mandate. Currently, more than 50% of K-8 schools in Texas use one or more CATCH programs.
A list of school districts eligible to participate in CATCH Rural Texas is available at catch.org/rural-texas
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About the CATCH Global Foundation
CATCH Global Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charitable organization founded in 2014. Our mission is to empower school communities to cultivate whole-child well-being as a driver of student success and equity social. The Foundation connects underserved schools and communities to the resources needed to create and sustain healthy change for future generations. Learn more at catch.org
HEB, with sales of $32 billion, operates more than 420 stores in Texas and Mexico. Recognized for its innovation and community service, HEB celebrates its 116th anniversary this year. Known for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, HEB strives to provide the best customer experience and the lowest prices. Headquartered in San Antonio, HEB employs more than 145,000 partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit HEB.com and HEB.com/newsroom
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