2018 Mental Health Champions

Featured Staff: 2018 Mental Health Champions

October 30, 2018 - Two staff members from Century High School have been named 2018 Mental Health Champions by ASHA International: Ruben Garcia-Puga, student support and wellness counselor, and Kendra Quiroz, Youth Contact counselor. Meaning “hope” in Sanskrit and standing for “A Source of Hope for All” in English, ASHA is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness through mental health education, training, and support. In the 2017-18 school year, Ruben and Kendra partnered with ASHA to provide mental health and wellness presentations to health classes at Century, which is something they plan to continue this school year. For their proactive outreach to students, they were each recognized with a Mental Health Champion award at ASHA’s Celebration of Hope event on Friday, October 19. Congratulations and great work, Ruben and Kendra!