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Press Features

July 16, 2021

AZ Dept. of Education:
Title IV-A and B Symposium



On July 16th, 2021, Claire spoke at the Title IV-A Symposium for more than 600 attendees. She was part of a panel interview discussing the future of education for Arizona students; Claire focused on student wellness needs. 

​The panel interview can be viewed here.


April 14, 2021

AZ Dept of Ed:
Title IV-A Podcast 

1.1 The One about the
Student Wellness Leader



Claire was featured on the Arizona Department of Education Title IV-A podcast in June 2021. She spoke about her Student Wellness Initiative and her collaboration with the Arizona Department of Education to organize and fund youth mental health training for her school’s faculty. 

The podcast can be viewed here.


May 28, 2021

Youth Action Hour: The Future We Need



Claire Novak interviewed with Youth Action Hour and The Future We Need. Her interview, published on May 28th, 2021, focuses on Claire’s Student Wellness Initiative as well as her journey with creating The Wellness Trail. 

Her interview can be viewed here.


April 19, 2021

Arizona 12News: "Arizona Dept. of Ed uses federal relief money to fund counselor, social worker positions at public schools"



Claire Novak interviewed with 12News on April 19th, 2021. In her interview, she shared about how the pandemic impacted Arizona students based on information she gathered while teaching The Wellness Trail to her school's middle school students.

​Claire's interview can be viewed here.


April 19, 2021

AZ Department of Education Press Conference

On April 19th, Claire was invited to speak at the Arizona Department of Education press conference announcing the expansions of the School Safety Grant to fund mental health professionals in Arizona schools. Claire shared about her experiences teaching The Wellness Trail curriculum to over 450 middle schoolers at her school. She provided insight into what these fellow students struggled with most as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her speech can be viewed here.

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