Health and Wellness

ON-SITE SOCIAL WORKER

Students are never alone in a crisis. Our full-time School Social Worker and other staff offer immediate services for all counseling needs. Our students always have someone who knows them well and is ready to help.

FREE MEDICAL CARE and MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Access to regular medical care is provided through our collaboration with St. John’s Well Child & Family Clinic. For many of our students, this marks their first access to regular physical examinations. Access to free Mental Health Services is offered through our collaboration with St. Anne’s.

In addition, New Village regularly offers Art Therapy workshops, ongoing 9th grade Health Education sessions, and whole-school Monthly Wellness days.

 

AFTERSCHOOL PHYSICAL FITNESS

Our regular afterschool physical fitness program offers exercise, sports, and recreation that includes boot camp, volleyball, soccer, dance, yoga, and more.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Students have opportunities to regularly spend time in nature through the New Village Urban-Wild Connection. From local hikes in Griffith Park to our Annual Yosemite Backpacking Trip, students who choose to participate develop self-confidence, teamwork, fitness, and an appreciation of the natural world.

EDIBLE GARDEN/COOKING

Our on-site organic garden inspires our healthful cooking activities and enables us to engage our students in the life-long practice of healthy eating and proper nutrition. Working with acclaimed L.A. chefs, students have opportunities to learn cooking techniques and recipes from the pros.

FREE BREAKFAST and LUNCH DAILY

It is provided by participating in the Community Eligibility Program for the next three years, including this current year.

 

“QUIET TIME” MEDITATION PROGRAM

The entire New Village community practices Transcendental Meditation for 15 minutes, twice a day, at the beginning and end of school. With on-going training provided by the David Lynch Foundation, this program offers a valuable tool to help students deal with challenging life circumstances and the daily transition from home to school.

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