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Kaleidoscope Receives Grant from Prairie Care Child & Family Fund

Kaleidoscope Charter School received over $15,000 for mental health from PrairieCare Child & Family Fund!!


Kaleidoscope will be using the funding to implement a social-emotional learning curriculum for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. With the implementation of social-emotional learning curriculum Kaleidoscope aims to provide students with the tools necessary to manage emotions and work through challenging life situations during their elementary years to reduce the severity of mental health and social emotional issues in high school and beyond.  Providing students with a strong foundation of social-emotional education and the ability to manage their emotions will contribute to their ability to become lifelong learners.


PrairieCare Child & Family Fund received proposals from across the state of Minnesota, and selected the following districts based upon the overall impact and sustainability of their proposed programs:


  • Austin Aspires – Area Schools, Daycare Centers & Community Non-Profits
  • Hopkins School District with Growing Through Grief
  • Kaleidoscope Charter School
  • Shakopee High School
  • Washington Schools
  • Louis Park Schools
  • True North with Dugsi Academy


PrairieCare Child & Family Fund, a 501c3 grant making foundation, has awarded $180,000 in grant funding to seven Minnesota school districts to support mental health education and training to those who support or provide educational services to youth. This is the third series of grant funding awarded by the PrairieCare Child & Family Fund, and the amount awarded increased based upon the overall success of fundraising and the quality of the proposals received.

The purpose of this non-profit 501(c)3 is to support mental health innovations in education, services and research. According to Rhoda Michaelynn, the chair of the grants committee, “We received so many great proposals throughout Minnesota, both metro and rural communities.  We were inspired to increase funding to impact more students and families.” The goal of this grant is to help create sustainable education programs for district and program staff to better identify and work with kids who may be struggling with poor mental health. The school districts selected provide board representation from many social, economic and cultural classes throughout the state of Minnesota.   For more information about PrairieCare Child & Family Fund, visit, @prairiecarefund on Facebook or call 763-762-8881.