Take a Brain Break – Xmiena Rodgers raises funds for a Wellness Center

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Take a Brain Break – Xmiena Rodgers raises funds for a Wellness Center

Xmiena Rogers sells bands and stickers to raise money for her wellness center.

Xmiena Rogers sells bands and stickers to raise money for her wellness center.

Imani Warren

Xmiena Rogers sells bands and stickers to raise money for her wellness center.

Imani Warren

Imani Warren

Xmiena Rogers sells bands and stickers to raise money for her wellness center.

Imani Warren, Writer

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Xmiena Rogers is raising funds for a proposed wellness center. “It’d be in the B-Wing since they have a lot of empty classrooms,” says Rodgers. Although she doesn’t have an ideal image as to what the room might look like, she hopes for it to be a safe place for students to relax and feel less stressed in. Things like a hammock and color scheme can change the atmosphere of a classroom for students. Xmiena says that, “It’s proven that blushy colors and grey colors help people relax better.”

“My English project was mental health at Pattonville and brainstorming solutions. A common thing that people wanted was a place to relax and a place to talk about their problems other than the counselors’ office,” Rogers explained.

The project has been approved for a while. Administration was 100 percent on board with bettering the mental health of the school,  but it’s funding that is a problem. But, Rogers is already $100 dollars into her goal of $300 dollars.

She has been doing the project alone. “Sometimes I feel a little burned out on the project because I’ve been working on it for so long. But at the same time it makes me happy to know that I will be making a difference before I graduate.”

She plans to see the wellness center implemented before spring break of 2020.