SEL Awardee

Genevieve Postlethwait

McCracken County Public Schools
Paducah, KY
“The Remix will bring together an intersectional group of 8th graders to "remix" our community's conversations surrounding diversity/equity/inclusion + racism/discrimination/oppression. It'll be part psychoeducation, part counseling, part experiential learning. Our goals: (1) foster meaningful conversations among staff/students about the toughest issues in our area (2) give students social-emotional tools and leadership skills to help them have and lead these conversations in their personal lives, schools, and community (3) create a safe, intersectional space where students feel free to say difficult things, and from which (4) a culture that recognizes, honors, and celebrates differences can organically grow.”
Tags: Community Engagement, District, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, Identity Development, LGBTQI+, Middle School, New Arrivals, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Rural, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Traditional Public School