Kohl’s and Its Partners Help Families Prioritize Mental Wellness During Back-to-School


Kohl’s is committed to the health and well-being of families year-round, but we know that this back-to-school season will need extra support. That’s why we are proud of our partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Alliance for a Healthier Generation - two organizations supporting families with everything they need to make back-to-school a healthy experience, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
This fall, kids are going back to school, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) are doing whatever it takes to ensure that this year is better than ever. Kohl's current partnership with BCGA provides comprehensive social and emotional development training to staff. This important programming has also been integrated into Club curriculum and staff practices that will reach the over 4 million youth at club locations. BGCA helps keep youth on track academically, provide high-impact programming, and most importantly, ensure they have fun. Together, Kohl’s and BGCA can ensure that youth, families, and communities thrive.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Through our partnership with Healthier Generation, Kohl's Healthy at Home is designed to help families prioritize physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This back-to-school season, we're emphasizing new tools and resources — including the Vision Board and Tooolkit explained below — to create environments where everyone can thrive.

Alliance Family Vision Board
Starting with a healthy mindset is crucial to having a successful school year. That’s why Alliance created a family back-to-school vision board to get families motivated and keep them on track to accomplishing their goals. This vision board makes it easy for families to identify goals, tactics for support and easy ways to stay healthy. 

As part of our partnership, Kohl’s is encouraging families to complete their back-to-school vision board and share on Instagram with their friends to motivate others to put their family’s health first. 

Alliance Back-to-School Toolkit 
We recently sat down with Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s CEO, Kathy Higgins, to talk about mental wellness and learn more about the organization’s Back-to-School Toolkit — a resource for families that helps them prioritize physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Kathy provided the key tips listed below and the full interview can be viewed here

  • Eat a healthy breakfast to start the day off right
  • Take a moment for some deep breathing throughout the day
  • Leave the screens alone before bedtime for more sound sleep

The toolkit has also been translated into Spanish as part of Kohl’s additional investment in supporting BIPOC populations. To learn more about Kohl’s commitment to family health and wellness, Kohl’s national and local community partnerships or to access Kohl’s 2020 ESG Report, visit Corporate.Kohls.com.