SEL Awardee

Cortland Jones

Greenbelt Middle School
Prince George's County Public Schools
Greenbelt, MD
“The 'I Matter: Make A Difference Initiative' at Greenbelt Middle School aims to engage all grade levels, 6th-8th grade, of our middle school community in activities that promote the principles of self-concept, self-esteem and self-actualization that positions them to be positive contributors to self, home, school and community. Through the implementation of workshops facilitated by our adolescent learners, along with inviting members of our community to share practical content emphasizing personal growth and development, career and college readiness and effective coping strategies, our goal is to reinforce through collaborating with our adolescent learners that they matter and make a difference.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Identity Development, Middle School, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School