Whole Child Commitment

  • Champion a whole child approach that unlocks students’ full potential.

  • Students standing in front of artwork


    1. Care for students’ physical health and basic needs so that they are safe and ready to learn.
    2. Offer every student access to mental health supports, whether online or in person, by leveraging existing school staff and community partners.
    3. Maintain the District’s progress in offering well-rounded educational experiences to students in person and online.


    • Funded art or music in every K-8
    • Initiated enrichment and mentoring programs such as 5000 Role Models, Cultural Passport, and Lego League 
    • Established and trained school health teams at each school
    • Expanded staffing for school social workers and counselors 
    • Forged partnerships with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and U-Michigan to focus on mental health and trauma-informed practice 
    • Opened a mental health hotline for students 
  • 50% ➡ 100% K-8 Students Access to Art, Music, or Performing Arts Increased
  • 98% Students Have Access to Physical Education or Recess
  • 1300+ Cultural Passport Field Trips Occurred in 2018-2019