The Keokuk Caring Corner is a new facility at the Keokuk High School to support the well-being and meet the essential needs of the students. The space is designed to provide a range of resources to ensure that every student feels supported and equipped to thrive during their time at KHS, 2285 Middle Road.
The area features a washer and dryer for students to use to have access to clean clothes, available toiletries and hygiene products for personal care, weekend nutritious meal support so that no student will go hungry while not at school, and a selection of clothing.
The Keokuk Caring Corner at KHS is a testament to the school’s commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.
“We believe that by addressing the basic needs of our students, we can create a foundation for academic success, personal growth, and a sense of belonging,” Nathan Harrison, KHS principal, said. “Let’s make the Keokuk Caring Corner a symbol of compassion, support, and unity within our school community.”
AJ Fuhrman with The Crossing donated personal hygiene items and connected KHS with a donor for the washer/dryer combo for the project. The KHS administration, teachers and staff hope to ensure that every student has the resources they need to thrive and have an ongoing commitment to the well-being of the students.
The Keokuk Caring Corner will be open for use by KHS students starting Monday, Oct. 30.