Grayson High Schools has announced it is holding a “Crazy days” fundraising event in honor of the school’s graduating class.
The event, which will take place on Tuesday, March 16, will be open to the public and will benefit the Grayson School, which is known for its mental health support services.
Students are invited to bring in a piece of clothing, books, or other supplies to donate.
“For our students and staff, this event is an opportunity to show our appreciation and appreciation of their incredible work, especially during these challenging times,” said Grayson Principal Michael Smith in a statement.
“In addition, we will be holding a post-game event, where students can share their experiences from the event and give thanks to their teammates for their commitment to helping us through the difficult times.”
Garrett Boggs, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who researches the psychological health of students and has conducted research with Grayson, said that the school is working on a plan for the event, but said the school hasn’t yet determined how to best support students during the challenging time.
“We are looking at ways to support students, but that is still in the research phase,” Bogges told CBS News.
“I think the school will have a lot of flexibility in terms of how to support them, but it is something that is going to be a little bit of a transition for them.”
The event is being sponsored by the Grayson Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of students in the state.
It was founded in 2016 and is now comprised of five student organizations.
In 2017, the Grayson team released a statement saying that they were working on “more strategic, strategic solutions to address mental health issues in the community.”
“We recognize that mental health is a growing and complex issue that is not a new one for Grayson, and we are taking every opportunity to learn from our mistakes and improve,” the statement read.