RGSD Awarded Mental Health Service PACT Grant


Riverview Gardens Schol District has been awarded the Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration - Anti-Racist Counselor Training (PACT) Grant in partnership with the University of Missouri - St. Louis. 

The grant is valued to be between $400,000-$1.2 million per year. The estimated average size of the award is $800,000 per year for five years.

"We are beyond excited for what this means for our scholars," said Tanya Patton, Ed.D., the District's assistant superintendent of Student, School and Community Support.

The grant funding will increase the quantity and quality of trained counselors. Through focused counselor preparation and supervision, interns will be prepared to deliver Trauma-Informed, Anti-Racist Social-Emotional Learning (TIAR-SEL). This is a multitiered mental health framework aimed at addressing the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students in the RGSD.