\"Time Out for Mental Health:\" The pandemic and the recent political and global climate have created a student population that struggles to maintain a balanced state of mental health. Our group will create and promote arts projects for students to take a \"time out\" after school. Music, coloring books, clay, and other low-stakes, hands-on social opportunities will take place on campus.
We are fortunate to have a daily school gathering where our group can explain and promote the activities. We have identified key times in the academic calendar where stress levels are at their highest and students would be more likely to seek out opportunities to unplug and join with one another in a casual setting. We will create sign up docs and surveys to monitor participation and get feedback from students. We intend to begin planning by offering a student survey to gauge interest in how to best organize the events.