ORLANDO, Fla – Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis on Friday unveiled a new student program that will use the classroom curriculum, community volunteering and the influence of professional athletes to help young people improve their mental health.
Governor Ron DeSantis and Casey DeSantis announced the new program in Orlando at the Amway Center with help from former coach Lou Holtz, Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins and former NFL player Corey Simon, now CEO of Volunteer Florida.
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Casey DeSantis said a team from the Florida Department of Education spent time talking to students, parents, teachers and coaches across the state to find out what barriers they face when it comes to mental health. and what could be done to better support them.
“One of the biggest …
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