Wellness Champions

Wellness Champion Program in Boston Public Schools

What is a Wellness Champion?

A Wellness Champion is an active member of a school community, such as a teacher, paraprofessional, nurse, parent, school partner, or lunch monitor, with a commitment to creating a healthier school environment. A Wellness Champion will lead their school’s efforts to integrate or enhance the current HWD initiatives.

What Does A Wellness Champion Do?

Serve as a liaison linking the Boston Public School’s Health & Wellness Department and the members of their school’s community to promote, communicate and implement the selected role the Wellness Champion has chosen.

General Wellness Champion Responsibilities:

  • Attend mandatory Wellness Champions professional development sessions
  • Serve as an active member of their school’s Wellness Council
  • Complete all domain specific requirements
  • Complete all evaluation requirements, such as implementation reports and program surveys.
BPS staff participate in Wellness Champion training

BPS staff participate in Wellness Champion Training


Download the Wellness Champion Program Overview for more information.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Mary Jane Williams at mwilliams13@bostonpublicschools.org or 617-635-6643 x41254. We look forward to offering this program again to all Boston Public Schools and building upon the work that was completed by current Wellness Champions.