SEL Awardee

Aileen Adao

Math, Science, Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA
“The goal of this project is to support the Girls Empowered in Modern Society Club (GEMS) for all the young women of color on campus. This club has chosen student leaders that aim to provide a space where girls can feel comfortable being themselves and explore sensitive topics like body shaming and healthy relationships. With this grant, the club will be able to provide outreach to the entire female school population with a Day of Self-Care or a Young Women's Student-led Conference. We also hope to use funds to create opportunities for field-trips, support with weekly meetings and conference attendance, mentoring opportunities and even inviting expert guest speakers and organizations.”
Tags: Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Identity Development, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban