SEL Awardee

Amber Simmons

Buford High School
Buford City Schools
Flowery Branch, GA
“This project is a multi-pronged plan to see an increase in the visibility and celebration of minority populations; increase all students' cultural competency; and increase the mental health, pass rate, and graduation rate of our focal population by providing the following: Professional development for counselors on trauma-informed practices; scholarships for focal population to attend credit recovery and credit repair; scholarships for Cultural Writing Programs; and culturally diverse texts to diversity of our language arts curriculum.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Culturally Responsive Approaches, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, New Arrivals, Student Engagement, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed