WE’RE ALL CONNECTED. No matter your age or background, there’s one thing that ties us together as a community: our wellbeing. Wellbeing is characterized by feeling empowered, happy, healthy, and connected to your community.
LIFE OF A TEENAGER
IN PROGRESS: Establish SMC2C Behavioral Health Workgroup, Formulating a Coordinated Response to Emotional Health Needs
An advisory body has been established to gain a better understanding of these challenges. The Behavioral Health Workgroup meets regularly and will provide recommendations on supporting child and youth behavioral health and wellness.
According to the Wellbeing Index Survey 2.0 results, Santa Monica parents less frequently report spending time in community or public spaces like libraries and parks, and report less feeling of belonging to neighborhood.
IN PROGRESS: Establish SMC2C Vulnerable Youth and Families Workgroup, SMMUSD Excellence through Equity Action Plan, Expand Child and Youth Resource Teams
The Vulnerable Youth and Families Workgroup meets regularly and will provide recommendations on supporting all SMMUSD students’ learning. To address the inequities in opportunities to learn among SMMUSD students, and in fulfillment of the district's shared values, SMMUSD has created the Excellence through Equity Action Plan.
IN PROGRESS: Advancing the Kindergarten Readiness Campaign
The SMC2C Kindergarten Readiness Workgroup convenes on a monthly basis in order to move forward the Building Blocks Campaign. The Workgroup is utilizing the Early Development Instrument (EDI) data to inform areas of focus. Two subcommittees have been formed to develop recommendations around expanding the Campaign’s focus on children prenatal to three years old, as well as to incorporate digital engagement strategies to expand awareness.
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS
PROGRESS: Advancing College & Career Readiness
The Ed Collaborative meets regularly to increase access for all students to post-secondary education and training and to ensure the success of students in this transition; to build awareness of and increase participation in Career Pathways; and to identify research-based methods for increasing resiliency in students.
The City of Santa Monica's Office of Civic Wellbeing has closed.
Our work continues as Civic Wellbeing Partners, a non-governmental organization, and we will continue to update this website and our social media. Stay tuned!