SWEAR Committee

Student Wellness Education And Resources

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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and connect youth advocates for student wellness by supporting mental health campaigns at every SDUSD high school, incorporating mental health education into curriculum, and increasing access to resources. We aim to bridge the gap between schools in an effort to create a more standardized system of addressing mental health issues districtwide.

 

SWEAR Initiatives

SWEAR is a student-driven district committee founded by San Diego Unified School District high school seniors, Catherine Delgado and Hannah Griswold. In SWEAR’s inaugural year, we had 33 members representing over 16 high schools in the district. Read below to learn more about our past work to prioritize students' mental health and wellness.

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10 Days of Winter Wellness

From December 9th to 18th 2020, students tuned in to the SWEAR Instagram to learn and practice a new wellness strategy. Any student from kindergarten to 12th grade may participate for fun, or to be named one of the districts’ Winter Wellness Champions. We encourage schools, ASBs, teachers, and parents to spread awareness of this challenge and encourage involvement for all students. To be named a Winter Wellness Champion, the student must do each new challenge every day, in addition to the old challenges. We want our students to know that they are not alone, and we hope that you enjoy this Winter Wellness event!

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Mental Health Days Resolution

The SWEAR Committee helped Student Board Member Zachary Patterson with passing and implementing his resolution recognizing student health and wellbeing on January 26th, 2021. The resolution changes the SDUSD absence code to allow excused absences for mental health reasons and formally supports Senate Bill 14. S.B.14 changes the state absence code to allow excused absences for mental health and requires that at least 50% of school employees be trained in mental health first aid. This act is monumental in creating a positive learning environment for students and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health.

 

SWEAR Events

  • March for Mental Health
    Thu, May 26
    San Diego
    May 26, 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
    San Diego, 4100 Normal St, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    A gathering of students and community members to discuss mental health in SDUSD
  • District-Wide What I Wish My Parents Knew: Burnout
    May 25, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    Spreading the word about the struggles that teenagers face, and helping parents know how to best support them.
 

Contact Us

Interested in getting involved with the SWEAR Committee and discovering more about our work? Contact us today and join our fight for SDUSD students' wellness and mental health!

Advisors:
Kate Edra (kedra@sandi.net)
Jessica Luckey (jluckey2@sandi.net)

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