Rainbows for All Children
Rainbows for All Children serves children 3-18 who are struggling with emotions following the loss of a family member through death, divorce/separation, deployment, incarceration, or illness. There are approximately 3,880 students in North Shore School District 112. Pre-COVID, the national statistics for children struggling with any of the pillars of loss Rainbows supports was 68%. A recent Harvard study puts that percentage nearer to 90% post-COVID. Rainbows thus estimates that there are between 2,639 and 3,493 students within NSSD112 that need and deserve support. To mitigate this issue, with the HPCF’s support, during the 2021-2022 school year, Rainbows will train two educators within NSSD112’s nine schools to facilitate guided peer-support groups within the school day. They will also provide one school-wide advocacy presentation at each school.