Grant Funded Programs

  • To ensure that students receive the highest quality health, adapted physical education, and physical education programs possible, the Health and Adapted/Physical Education are the recipients of grants from outside organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Multnomah County, Kaiser Permanente, and many more to improve our instructional materials and resources and bolster teacher capacity. 

    Explore below to learn more about what each grant program focuses on.

Current Grant Programs


  • Schools Advancing Youth (SAY) Wellness

  • Adolescents and Communities Together (ACT) 2020

  • COVID/Mental Health Supplemental Funding

  • PEEK-8

  • Active Schools

  • C.H.E.C.K.S.

  • Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools

Previous Grant Programs


  • H.E.A.L.T.H. K-5

  • Advocates for Youth

  • Botvins Life Skills

  • Erg Ed

Our Team

Dr. Jenny Withycombe
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Assistant Director for Health & Adapted/Physical Education PK-12
Cheyenne Freeman
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K-12 Health and PE TOSA
Susannah Lightbourne-Maynard
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K-5 Health TOSA
Vanessa Peña-La Torre
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ACT Program Manager, 5-12 Sexual Health
Lexie Zimbelman
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SAY Wellness Grant Program Manager, 9-12 Sexual Health
Alyssa Linares
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SAY Wellness LGBTQIA2S+ Program Coordinator