SEL Awardee

Ariel Vardy

Celerity Crestworth Charter School
Recover School District (Part of East Baton Rouge Parish)
Baton Rouge, LA
“We will bring the organization Challenge Day to run a day-long social and emotional workshop. The workshop features two highly trained, energetic leaders to travel to our school and lead the interactive kick-off learning experience. The research-based concept is that once students social and emotional needs are met, they can be successful academically, socially and personally. They can meet this need by practicing listening to each other with empathy. Completion of the workshop will invite students to form and run a Be The Change Team to keep the learning and gains of Challenge Day alive in the school culture throughout the year.”
Tags: Charter School, Girls & Young Women of Color, Middle School, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Urban