Feet First California Joins California School Boards Association as Certified Corporate Affiliate to Advance Student Well-Being

Bringing Access to Activity-Based Social Emotional Learning Closer to Millions of California Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2023) – Feet First California, a leading nonprofit organization forging resilient youth through movement and mindset, is proud to announce its recent certification as a corporate affiliate of the California School Boards Association (CSBA).

This marks a pivotal moment in Feet First California's journey, aligning its mission with a renowned association committed to championing the welfare and education of students across the state. As a certified corporate affiliate, Feet First California will amplify its impact and reach more at-risk youth.

"We are thrilled to work with the California School Boards Association," said Dan Dorsett, Executive Director of Feet First California. "This is a testament to our shared commitment to supporting students' emotional and mental health, especially during these challenging times. Together, we aim to create a brighter future for California's youth."

Executive Director Dan Dorsett speaks to school representatives with California School Board Association team members at the 7th Annual Student Mental Wellness Conference in Anaheim, CA on September 10, 2023.

The announcement reinforces the organization's mission to provide innovative and effective social-emotional learning experiences to students who need them most. By combining resources and expertise, Feet First California seeks to bolster the emotional resilience of students while fostering a more inclusive and supportive learning environment.

"CSBA is delighted to welcome Feet First California as a certified corporate affiliate," stated Amy Christianson, CSBA Chief of Member Services. "Their dedication to student well-being and their innovative approach to addressing mental health challenges in schools is commendable."

This represents a significant step forward for Feet First California, enabling the organization to expand its reach and provide vital emotional support to more students statewide. By working with CSBA, Feet First California aims to forge a path toward a brighter, more resilient future for California's youth.

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About Feet First California:

Feet First California, formerly known as the Feet First Foundation, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the emotional and mental well-being of at-risk youth in California through innovative activity-based counseling and social-emotional learning programs. Founded in 2017, the organization has experienced remarkable growth and continues to make a positive impact on students' lives.

About the California School Boards Association:

The California School Boards Association (CSBA) is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 1,000 PreK-12 school districts and county offices of education throughout California. CSBA advocates for local governance and works to strengthen the governance and leadership of California school districts in support of high-quality, accessible, equitable, and innovative public education for all students.

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