May 26, 2023—The Mountain Vista Academy received a $1,500 grant from the Florence Copper Community Foundation in March 2023. The grant will fund the creation of a Wellness Room for educators in the school.
Located in the Florence Unified School District, the Mountain Vista Academy houses the district’s alternative programs and is designed to serve at-risk young people. Meeting the unique needs of students in Mountain Vista Academy increases the stress faced by staff on a daily basis. The Foundation grant will provide resources to create a calm place for staff to destress and recharge when needed.
“Florence Copper recognizes the hard work and dedication that teachers put in to educate our students,” said Sophie Dessart, Florence Copper Manager of Communications and Public Affairs and President of the Florence Copper Community Foundation. “We are glad to award this grant to Mountain Vista Academy and to demonstrate our support for the mental health and wellbeing of the hardworking educators at the school.”