December Fundraising Drive: Gunn Foundation Needs Your Help!

Help us award need-based college scholarships to deserving Gunn Seniors. Scholarships help pay for tuition, books, transportation, and financial impediments to achieving a college degree on a tight budget. Your donation will provide an invaluable opportunity to our students to attend college with minimal financial burden, and are integral to our fundraising efforts.

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ACS: Nature and Mental Health

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Written By: Marlina Rose Selva, LMFT, ACS Site Supervisor – Jordan Middle School 

The demands of school and daily routines can be a source of mental fatigue for students as well as for parents.  Fortunately, there are ways of alleviating mental stress.  One such way is through encounters with nature.  Outdoor activities can help relax and restore the mind, whether it be in the form of playing in the grass, gardening or caring for plants, camping, trekking, observing the sunrise or sunset, sitting near the beach, lake, river or stream.  Research shows that connecting with nature increases well-being, positive feelings, and inspiration (Passmore & Howell, 2014).  Taking some time out of busy schedules may seem like an impossible task at times, but the benefits could make life easier in the long run.  (Continue reading here.)