SEL Awardee

Grant Varveris

Skinner Middle School
Denver Public Schools
Denver, CO
“Students with emotional disabilities often have difficulty integrating into a classroom and are at risk of poor school outcomes such as delinquency, dropping out and strained relationships, not to mention low self-esteem and a sense of hopelessness. Taking our social and emotional learning strengths into the community and engaging in service-learning projects, cultural explorations and opportunities to access a wide range of community supports will increase our investment in school, our self-regulation and overall well-being. Increased community engagement will also help community members increase awareness to provide a more inclusive environment as a wraparound support.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Middle School, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban