Growing Through Grief is an intensive in-school grief support program provided to elementary, middle and high school students who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Grief services are provided to the student free of charge and include peer support groups and one-to-one counseling on a regular basis throughout the school year. Collaborative crisis management support for death related incidences, such as when a staff member or student dies, are also provided to the school community. The program is run by the Park Nicollet Foundation and is paid for through grants and philanthropy.
Throughout the bike ride, we will have updates about the Growing Through Grief program from counselors, student participants, teachers and family members of students receiving grief counseling.
The program is free to students. However, it costs $500,000 a year to support the program including the counselors, the printed materials for students, and numerous other expenses. Philanthropy is the source for funding – and the Park Nicollet Foundation staff must raise that amount every year to keep the program going.
My goal is to raise at least $65,000, the cost of the program for a year at one school. To make a donation, please click on the link below. All donations go directly to the program.
Please follow along with me as I ride bike across America. The adventure begins on April 28th!
This video is an overview of the program – interesting to watch!
- Freewheel Bike
- Borton Volvo
- Mark Cheeley, Synergy Wealth Management, Ameriprise
- Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Health Solutions
- Many Individuals who care