Franklin Towne Charter High School Awarded State Mental Health Grant

Franklin Towne Charter High School

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Franklin Towne Charter High School (FTCHS) administrators are pleased to announce the school will receive a $70,000 Noncompetitive School Mental Health Grant. The grant was approved by the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC), which is under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Statewide, $47 million in competitive school safety and security grants were awarded to improve safety, security, and mental health supports for students and staff at schools across the Commonwealth.

FTCHS will use the mental health and safety security grant to implement various initiatives aimed at promoting a safe and supportive learning environment for students and staff.

The school grant awards complete the $155 million school safety grants program package appropriated in the 2023-2024 budget and issued by the SSSC in January 2024.

“Student and staff safety and mental health are among our most important investments,” Franklin Towne Charter High School CEO Brianna O’Donnell said. “We are grateful that the state School and Safety Committee has made funding these areas a priority.”

About Franklin Towne Charter High School

Franklin Towne Charter High School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School, dedicated to providing a rigorous academic program in a safe and equitable learning environment. Drawing from all sections of the city of Philadelphia, FTCHS has earned a reputation for showing tremendous student growth among its 1,300+ student body in record numbers that far exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s average. A 2024 gold medal recipient in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Philly Favorites Best Charter School with a focus on college preparation, leadership, and community engagement; Franklin Towne Charter High School prepares students for success in college, careers, and beyond. Visit:

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