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Organization:   Great Rivers Education Service Cooperative
Location:   Helena-West Helena
Grant Year:   2007
Grant Amount:   $149,018
Project Description:   GRESC Wellness project serves 4th and 5th grade students in Crittenden, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, and Saint Frances counties providing health and wellness education.


  • Program implemented in fourth and fifth grade classrooms in all 10 cooperative area school districts.
  • 48 classrooms participated in pre-and post-evaluation surveys.
  • Increased knowledge and improved positive behaviors in approximately 7 percent of participants.

Lives Affected

800 to 1,000 students benefited from this educational program.

Cost Effectiveness

The program cost an average of $166 per student reached. Indicators from formal evaluations show an overall increase in knowledge and health behaviors.

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