Viewing posts from: October 2017

Healthy Schools Grants Announcements!

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Just ASK! Healthy Schools Grant winners!

These grants provide PTA units or councils with small amounts of money to improve  the health at their schools and to share their work with NCPTA and all of our units. The projects varied, and we look forward to featuring their successes and lessons learned starting this summer!

  • Bain Elementary School, Mecklenburg County
  • Berewick Elementary School, Mecklenburg County
  • Elmhurst Elementary School, Pitt County
  • Holly Tree Elementary School, New Hanover County
  • Jones Dairy Elementary School, Wake County
  • Lindley Elementary School, Guilford County
  • Ligon Magnet Middle School, Wake County
  • Rama Road Elementary School, Mecklenburg County
  • Reedy Creek Elementary School, Wake County
  • Thomasville Primary School, Davidson County

Upcoming Grant Cycle

The 2017-2018 Healthy Schools Grant Program will open October 26, 2017! These grants are up to $1000 for PTA units or councils in good standing and can be used to improve the school health policies or environments of your school or schools.

Dates to Know

October 26, 2017: Grant application opens
December 15, 2017: Grant application due
January 26, 2018: Grant winners notified
June 30, 2018: Final grant reports due


  • PTA or council must be in good standing
  • PTA or school must have completed a school health assessment
  • Project or program must be able to be completed by the end of the the 2017-2018 school year

Register for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Today!

Join NCPTA and trainers from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for a Youth Mental Health First Aid training!

Date: November 30, 2017

Time: 8:30-5pm

Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612

Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

Youth Mental Health First Aid (y-MHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Register today!