GGUSD Students Create Videos for Choose Wellness Campaign Contest
- Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) students from the district’s seven comprehensive high schools are participating in a Choose Wellness campaign video contest with nearly $5,000 in cash prizes going to participating clubs. Students were encouraged to create videos that communicate the need to make mental health and wellness a priority and to end the stigma associated with getting help during a mental health crisis.
“We are so pleased to see our students using their voice to promote mental health awareness,” said GGUSD Board of Education Trustee Walter Muneton. “As a district, we will continue to work alongside students to educate and equip our GGUSD community with resources that foster mental health and well-being, and we are grateful for the partnership of the Illumination Institution toward these efforts.”
The videos can be viewed on the district’s website and YouTube channel from May 6-20th. The video receiving the most YouTube likes will win the top prize. High school clubs that produced the videos will receive the following grant-funded cash prizes: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, $500 for third place, and $150 for fourth through eight place. An honorable mention prize of $100 will go toward all high school clubs that submitted a video.
This video contest is one of many of GGUSD’s Choose Wellness initiatives. The campaign was launched in September 2019 after the Board of Education passed Resolution No. 11 reaffirming its commitment to mental health and wellness.