Advocacy in Action

Take Action to Oppose Budget Cuts for Key Programs That Support Student Mental Wellness

The current youth mental health crisis has highlighted the urgent need for comprehensive investments that help all students build life skills to mitigate challenges.

However, critical programs and investments that offer this foundational support are at risk of being cut by Congress. Funding for key federal initiatives like Title I, Title IV-A, Title IV-F, Project AWARE, and the CDC’s school health program are essential for providing students with resources and opportunities to maintain their mental health and well-being. We must act urgently to ensure that our students have access to the support they need to succeed in and out of the classroom.

We’ve provided a prewritten message, but it also helps lawmakers to hear your experiences. Consider personalizing your message with a few lines about how these investments impact your schools, families, and communities. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our nation’s youth.