Program Information

  • Mission Statement

    To be the leader in promoting wellness to the staff, students and community.

    Vision Statement

    Bangor Area School District will be the leader in promoting wellness for the staff, students and community by encouraging a culture of quality living with an emphasis on health and happiness.

St. Luke's Adopt A School Program at Bangor SD

  • What is the Adopt A School Program? 

    St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) Anderson Campus partners with the Bangor Area School District Community School Program.  A Community School uses the school district as a hub in the community to improve the health and educational outcomes of the students.  The current partners are Bangor Area School District, Northampton Community College, the United Way and Slater Family Network.  St. Luke’s evidence based programs/services include:

    • Mobile Youth Health Services (Connecting Students to Medical, Dental & Vision Vans, Insurance, Physical & Behavioral Health Assessments and Services)
      • If you are interested in your child being seen on the van, please contact Deb Bowman and she can send a consent home for you to sign and/or tell you more on the services available
    • Mental Health Programs (Adolescent Depression Awareness, Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationship Programs)
    • Healthy Living Initiatives (Tail on the Trail, Live Your Life, School Gardens, Nutrition and Health Education Programs)
      • St. Luke’s partners with the Kelly Foundation for all 3rd-5th grades to have nutrition education and garden as a classroom experiences; the garden boxes behind  Washington Elementary and in front of Five Points are for the Bangor School Community and produce can be picked throughout the summer!
      • Track your miles at under Bangor 10,000 steps and earn free incentives
      • Walk the WalkWorks designated Bangor School District Route 
    • Literacy Programs (Dr. Seuss Day, Reading Rocks and Little Free Libraries)
      • Help yourself to complimentary books available in the Little Free Library located on the side of DeFranco!
    • Youth Development Career Mentoring Program through Bangor HS and St. Luke’s Anderson Campus

    When is the Adopt A School Program Offered?            

    Throughout the year different programs occur for different grades and district wide

    Why Do We Offer the Program?

    Every three years St. Luke’s conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment where we have found Adolescent Health, Mental Health, Access to Care (medical, dental, vision, insurance), Chronic Disease Prevention & Management and Elder Health as the priority needs in the community. 

    Adopt a School Vision: Partnering in our community to connect and assist individuals and families in navigating the health care system, and to promote and improve physical and mental health, so that every individual has the opportunity to maximize their health and educational outcomes leading to happier, healthier and longer lives.

    Adopt a School Mission: The mission of the Adopt a School program is to create an environment where the school district is the hub to cultivate the physical and mental well-being of individuals and families in our community through collaborative partnerships, using evidence based programs, to connect families to health services (medical, dental, vision, mental health and insurance) while promoting healthy living initiatives, literacy and leadership to improve the health and educational outcomes of students. 

    For more information, please contact Deb Bowman at or email Rosemarie at

Committee Members

Wellness Assessment Scorecard

Project Zero

Walk Works

Happy Hoofers