SEL Awardee

Erin Farrell

San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco, CA
“What most excites us about our project is that students are excited about mentoring and the impact it has on their lives. Students say that mentoring has helped them learn more about themselves and become more engaged in their school community, as the following quotes from a recent survey show: "I am more interested in school, my mentor cares." "It has helped me express my feelings in a safe and friendly way." "It has helped me gain more confidence in myself." "It affected my life by having a teacher that really cares about me, and I care about her." "It has given me a chance to talk and get my energy out." Also exciting is that ALL students at schools with MFS-SEL will be positively impacted, not just those who are directly involved: adults report that being a mentor positively influences their attitudes/understanding of youth and their practices with ALL students across their professional capacities. ”
Tags: District, Elementary School, Girls & Young Women of Color, Housing Inequities, Leadership Development, Mentorship, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Urban