Ending Health Barriers to Academic Success

November 17th, 2015 | Posted By: Gabriela Calderon | Posted in News

NEW RALES IMAGE FOR WEBParents and student ambassadors filled the Team and Family Room at KIPP Baltimore on Friday, Nov. 13, to celebrate the dedication of a new endeavor to ensure that Baltimore City students from economically disadvantaged communities achieve their full academic potential. At the morning event, Johns Hopkins KIPP administrators, pediatricians, philanthropists, elected officials and local educators unveiled a $5 million health and education initiative designed to eliminate health barriers to academic success and foster lifelong achievement among Baltimore City youth. MORE

Named the Ruth and Norman Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education, and headquartered at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the new model of school-based care will offer a wraparound, fully integrated model of health and education. Conceived and developed by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation, the Rales Center will be the most comprehensive school-based health program in the country. Read More