FOCUS Monthly Newsletter
May 2022
Congratulations Graduates!
REGISTER NOW – Space is limited!
2022 AL Youth Mental Health Conference (AYMHC)
September 21, 2022 at Shocco Springs Conference Center
1314 Shocco Springs Rd, Talladega, AL 35160


Early Bird Registration $25 - Deadline September 7, 2022

Register NOW for the best rate! 
Late Registration/Onsite $35

2 Hours of Professional Development through PowerSchool (you must register through PowerSchool to receive professional development) and social work CEUs (Pending) will be offered. Certificates of Attendance will also be available. 
ESSER Funds Eligible


Learn more about the Keynote Speaker here! Don't miss this valuable In-Person event at Shocco Springs Conference Center, September 21, 2022.

Visit to register and for information.
In order to be ready for the 2022-2023 school year, we encourage you to go ahead and Register Your School With FOCUS. This will allow you access to our many resources and enable you to begin your “focus” on next year’s concerns for your students and campus. Having your school registered and students recruited before a new school year begins is half the battle of “Making a Difference” in your school and community.
2022 Difference Maker Award
We have selected a winner for our 2022 Difference Maker of the Year! Watch for our announcement soon. We are so excited to honor our 2022 Difference Maker!
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Monthly Health Observances
We encourage all FOCUS schools to engage in at least one health observance activity each month. Each month has some excellent choices for students on your campuses to “Make a Difference” and to encourage their peers to participate.

  • 1-31  Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • 1-31  Mental Health Month
  • 1-31  Skin Cancer Prevention Month
  • 1-31  National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • 31      World No Tobacco Day


FOCUS values continued partnerships with the following state and community organizations.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health
Addiction Prevention Coalition
Children's Policy Council
Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama