Michigan Department of Education
Assisting the Michigan Department of Education with a Safe Schools Climate Grant for a four-year period from 2011- 2015. Renamed think.respect. the grant allows the State of Michigan to develop comprehensive, data-driven and evidence-based programs that will help to address critical climate conditions for learning. Student achievement and positive youth development can be achieved through promoting student health and wellness, preventing bullying, violence and drug use. Similar to how coordinated school health programs operate within a school, the grant allows schools to focus on the whole child and foster a positive school climate.