In Service To Local At-risk Teens
A key priority for the Rotary Club of Lexington Park’s philanthropic efforts in 2021 was to address mental health issues challenging the area’s youth. Rotary leadership has awarded Greenwell Foundation a grant of $4,500 to bring their “Re-connecting Field Trips” to Great Mills High School this summer. This generous gift has been matched with funds from the Regional Rotary. The Rotary Club of Lexington Park also received a $15,000 sponsorship from CareFirst in support of Greenwell’s Field Trips.
Greenwell’s research-based field trips involve cooperative activities, Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT), communication challenges and time for reflection and meditation, all facilitated by Greenwell staff.
Explains Julie Randall, Director of the Rotary Club’s Community Service Lane, “Greenwell has been hosting therapeutic field trips for years, and we at Rotary Club of Lexington Park are thrilled to be helping them provide these services during this particularly challenging time for youth – with schools opening up, reconnection with peers and teachers will be vitally important and we know that these field trips will help so much.”
Trips began this fall with on-site activities, and – with sufficient resources – continue throughout 2022.
Get more information about Greenwell Foundation’s programs at the website www.greenwellfoundation.org or by calling the office at 301-373-9775.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Lexington Park, visit their website at www.rotarylp.org.