SEL Awardee

Erica Pastor

Multicultural Academy of Scholarship
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA
“Parents, students and community members of Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School will meet on a monthly basis to learn and share strategies for coping with various social and emotional issues. Parents will mentor other parents in support groups, as well as learn and practice strategies from staff from Boston Medical Center. Students, in a separate group, will role play, problem solve and share strategies for working on resilience, academic tenacity, growth mindsets, self-management, sense of belonging and other social and emotional skills. Teachers will provide supporting roles for all groups and will help build bridges between the social and emotional learning that families are working on at home and what students are working on in school.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Elementary School, ELs, Middle School, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban