SEL Awardee

Alyssa Weston

Eisenhower Center for Innovation
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa, AZ
“This project is a partnership between Eisenhower Center for Innovation and Aliento, a community-based organization. Our purpose is to engage in a targeted intervention for an underserved population that invests in developing students' leadership and emotional regulation skills. The primary goal of this project is to increase students' ability to identify and articulate an emotion they're feeling, then choose a strategy to self-regulate that emotion. Students will have the opportunity to learn from each other's lived experiences when dealing with trauma; students will then be taught healthy coping mechanisms that they can implement when experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety.”
Tags: Culturally Responsive Approaches, Elementary School, ELs, Middle School, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban