SEL Awardee

Ellen Sugrue-Dolan

Tech Center
Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services
Yorktown Heights, NY
“Our project targets our large population of newly-arrived Central American immigrant high school students. Most of these students have been exposed to significant trauma in their home countries or in their journeys to the U.S. This project focuses on the power of the trauma narrative—or sharing one’s story of suffering—as a healing tool. Students will read powerful narratives of authors who have had similar experiences, and then will be guided through the process of writing their own story. The project will culminate in an evening of sharing and celebration to highlight their resilience.”
Tags: High School, New Arrivals, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed