SEL Awardee

East Ramapo Central School District

Spring Valley, NY
“The Nurturing Inclusive Community Environment (NICE) Program is a social and emotional support program that integrates school curricula with community-building, restorative justice techniques. The NICE program plans to expand programming by providing Social Emotional Learning support in two ERCSD high schools with a large population of English Learners and recent immigrants from Central America. The expansion of the program will include a girls group, designed to increase positive connections and strengthen resiliency skills, and a new arrivals and English learners structured support group that would utilize a restorative approach of community building circles to increase positive connections between students.”
Tags: District, High School, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Suburban, Traditional Public School