Mental Health Awareness for Students
think kids are coming to us with needs that are not met emotionally and socially and that is prohibiting them from learning. -- HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner

    HARLAN --  The counselors in the Harlan Community School District understand how important it is for a student to feel welcomed at school.
    “Kids who feel loved at home come to school to learn,” said Leanne Travis. “Kids who may not feel loved at home come to school to feel loved. You can’t capture a child’s mind until you have captured their heart.”
    Travis is a counselor at Harlan Community High School who knows firsthand what it is to make a difference in a student’s life.
    Of course, she is not the only one in the district working to make a difference.
    “There are numerous people on staff and from the community who do a variety of things to help our students,” Travis said. “Most of those people do it out of the kindness of their hearts and request no credit given to them.”
    An example of some of these kindnesses include providing coats, shoes or gently used clothing as well as opportunities for seniors to attend prom who don’t have the means to by helping cover the cost.



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