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Attention Arkansas schools!

You could get $2,500 to create a Take Good Care Calming Room

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is celebrating its 75th Anniversary! In observance and in support of our commitment to whole-person health, we are awarding $2,500 to one middle school, junior or senior high school in each of the 75 counties in Arkansas. Schools will use the money to create a Take Good Care Calming Room.

Take Good Care Calming Room Creation

Calming rooms (also known as “mindfulness,” “safe,” or “quiet” rooms) are designed to be a relaxing space for students to use should they need to take some time to refocus when they are feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Mindfulness rooms consist of soft lighting, tranquil colors, comfy furniture, positive, inspirational messages and items such as journals, coloring books, sensory objects, or games for students to use to promote emotional regulation. Having a therapeutic environment to self-regulate allows students to enter the classroom feeling more calm, relaxed, confident, and grounded.

Arkansas Blue Cross wants to help these spaces become a reality in 75 schools during the 2023-24 school year.

Application opens August 1

Apply now

Deadline extended – Applications due October 1

Recipients announced November 1.