WellAhead is a philanthropic initiative that aims to improve child and youth mental health by integrating social and emotional wellbeing into K-12 education. We believe that all young people deserve to be in school environments that support their wellbeing. For that to happen, we need to move beyond one-off efforts: all teachers and schools need to have the capacity and conditions to take on this role in a sustainable fashion. We also need to take a whole-school approach that promotes the wellbeing of students, teachers and staff.
WellAhead is focused on long-term change – shifting culture, structures, priorities, and practices of schools and the education system at-large to better incorporate social and emotional wellbeing as a key role. As a philanthropic initiative, we act as catalyst, enabler and supporter – working with existing organizations, stakeholders and leaders to enhance their impact.