TOWSON, Md. — Local organizations teamed up to create mental health tool kits for children in Baltimore County Tuesday.
Volunteers packed 2,500 kits at the Carver Center for the Arts in Towson.
United Way of Central Maryland teamed up with the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools and the Michael Phelps Foundation for the effort.
The kits include stress balls, fidget spinners, mindfulness journals, and lessons from to help kids and their families.
This is all an effort to reengage students and families who have not been actively participating in online learning,
"These are of the 8,000 students that have not been heard from since the COVID crisis began in March,” said Beth Littrell, the Director of community engagement and volunteerism with the United Way of Central Maryland. “So, when the digital divide happened when the kids went digital, these are the students who kind of fell off that we're trying to reengage."
The kits will be handed out to students on August 3.