SEL Awardee

Erica Pastor

Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School
Boston Public Schools
Roxbury, MA
“The Nature of Building Our Community aims to cultivate strong bonds between Orchard Gardens’ families, teachers and families, and parents/caregivers and their children. We will do this by embarking on fun and adventurous outdoor activities. Our local trips will include the Arnold Arboretum, Blue Hills Reservation and Walden Pond. We will also broaden our horizons by exploring the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the beautiful coastal areas of Cape Cod. Through these experiences together, we will learn new skills, get to know one another's stories, and build strong community ties.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Elementary School, Mentorship, Middle School, New Arrivals, Outdoors, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban