SEL Awardee

Daniel Jerome

Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists
NYC DOE District 8
New York, NY
“Upper-class students are trained as mentor-caretakers for English Language Learners and newly arrived middle school students. As caretakers, they will meet with their 'younger siblings' once a week as a group in a casual setting, playing games and sports and participating in community building circles. Mentors will also support their 'younger siblings' throughout the week by checking in with them, communicating with their teachers and offering academic and social support. Mentors will receive ongoing training and support through the school's advisory program.”
Tags: ELs, High School, Mentorship, Middle School, Restorative Practices, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban