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Special Projects


FLAGG: Filipino Life And Generation Groups

Napa Valley Education Foundation and NVUSD Wellness Programs collaborated to pilot this inter-generational, community-building approach, dubbed FLAGG, to address the mental health needs of Filipino students and their families in American Canyon.

The project creates spaces to allow Filipino youth to share their life experiences, feelings and culture at one-hour weekly discussion meetings. Membership is open to middle and high school students, and parents/caregivers/grandparents of students who identify as Filipino.

FLAGG is coordinated and led by  Filipino youth and community at American Canyon High School through their Wellness Center, with the support of the Community Liaison and school social worker.   

To learn more about this project: Project Slides

Funding for this project is provided by the Napa County Mental Health Division, a division of Napa County Health and Human Services Agency, with Innovations funding from the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63). It is one of several MHSA programs funded by the Mental Health Division, which is working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. 

Community Survey and Event
(June-December 2018)

  • Community Survey

  • Community Survey Results

  • Event: In Her Tsinelas

Understanding the Needs
(January-December 2019)

This phase will include at least three intergenerational activities and conversations and focus groups.  This phase of the project is meant to build trust and common language between students and families as they discuss success and wellness.   Based on the input from Filipino students and parents, the following areas are anticipated to be included in the conversation.

  • Definitions of success and wellness

  • Ideas about how to recognize someone who is struggling with success and wellness

  • Ideas about how to support someone struggling with success and wellness

Sharing Learning and Recommendations
(January 2020-June 2020)

Project participants will be supported by project staff to prepare a summary of their learning and recommendations.  The learning and recommendations will address changes in screenings and supports for Filipino youth and their families.

Innovation Project Contacts

Clarence Mamaril
Community Liaison
Napa Valley Education Foundation

Roxana Plancarte
Wellness Coordinator/Social Worker