Taylor Shead is passionate about education, which led her to create STEMuli. STEMuli is a minority and women-owned educational technology enterprise based in Dallas, Texas. The STEMuli platform connects students to meaningful career development experiences and maintains a portfolio of students’ every achievement, certification, and development milestones to help them showcase their skills to the marketplace and land the job of their dreams. Their mission is to have a multi-generational impact by providing equitable access to education and opportunity.
One part of achieving that mission is ensuring students have access to mental health support. It’s well known that keeping students mentally healthy is key to keeping them enrolled in school. Without mental health support, students are at risk to drop out and miss out on future professional opportunities. This is especially true for students who are living in unsafe environments, have experienced trauma or who have limited support networks. Reports show the majority of students feel overwhelmed by academic pressure, which means students need help now more than ever. Education professionals need to take action, which is why STEMuli has partnered with Neolth.
Neolth provides stress and mental health support to students by delivering on-demand, personalized care via their self-guided platform and mobile app. Neolth’s 3-minute personalization survey helps students identify their health needs. Once they’ve done so, the app automatically recommends SEL content and relaxation practices tailored for them. All of their content is made by health professionals and meant to teach students positive coping skills. Students also have access to Neolth’s Community section, which includes pre-recorded videos and livestream events that educate and break down stigma. Neolth keeps track of students’ progress, updating their content over time and sharing reports with school stakeholders.
By integrating their products, schools using STEMuli will have the ability to provide on-demand stress and mental health support to their students with Neolth. Students can access Neolth directly through their STEMuli student portal, which they use every day to manage their career development coursework. Students will even get badges and points for completing activities on Neolth, to encourage prioritizing their mental health.
For Neolth’s CEO, Dr. Katherine Grill, partnering with STEMuli is the first step towards a long-time dream: making social and emotional learning (SEL) part of every high schoolers’ curriculum. “Math, science, history - these are all standardized components of education. Even physical health is addressed, with most schools requiring PE classes,” say Dr. Grill. “Mental health, however, has been historically overlooked. Although they encounter stress every day, students aren’t taught how to cope with it. Neolth is really excited to partner with STEMuli to start integrating mental health education into the classroom on a large scale.”
Taylor Shead, CEO of STEMuli added, ““We are passionate about students achieving success and reaching their dream jobs. Mental health support is an essential component to students realizing their potential and we’re excited to have a partner like Neolth that specializes in this field.”
Bringing our Program to your School
For high schools looking to provide a comprehensive learning experience that includes career development and mental health support, reach out to our team: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
If you’re already using STEMuli and are wondering how to fund incorporating Neolth in your school, you should know that Neolth’s platform and services qualify as part of ESSER funding allocated by the Department of Education. These funds cover new resources for “Mental Health Support for Students and Staff”, which means schools can adopt Neolth at no cost to them. Check with your state’s Department of Education for information on how to receive your funding allocation. If you are in Texas, you can learn more about using ESSER for mental health services here.
STEMuli, Dallas ISD’s P-TECH industry partner of the year, connects students across the US to virtual workforce development experiences facilitated by fortune 500 companies and their corporate mentors seeking to fill talent shortages. Additionally, STEMuli equips students for success by tracking their students' every achievement, certification, and meaningful accomplishment and compiling it into a digital portfolio in a gamified learning metaverse launching at Dallas ISD’s Hybrid Prep in the fall of 2021. Visit STEMuli.net and follow @STEMuliTech
Neolth is a social impact company built by healthcare professionals and educators, in partnership with 250 students. Neolth’s comprehensive digital platform provides stress and mental health support by delivering on-demand, personalized care through their self-guided program. Learn more in this 2-minute explainer video. Visit neolth.com and follow @Neolth