River Rouge Schools Emphasizes Wellness Along with Academics


AAI Director Shakesha Alexander poses with one of River Rouge Schools' newest additions, Rumi, who will start his career as a facility/therapy dog at the age of one year old.

Even before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the River Rouge School District had adopted a system which allows schools to support the students' social-emotional learning, mental health, and physical wellness. Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Derrick Coleman, the district has spent the past decade assessing the needs of students and families and coming up with supportive services to meet those needs, whether they be emotional, physical, social, or financial. Coleman believes providing access to resources for families leads to successful educational opportunities.

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