SEL Awardee

Gregory Bowman

Guilford County Schools
Greensboro, NC
“The 'Restorative Voices' program supports student action for social justice and builds student agency and voice for transformational resistance (Solorzano 2001) to systemic inequities. Literacy development and social emotional learning are embedded in the program through youth participatory action research and restorative practice circles that will help students develop action for social change through student designed service-learning experiences. Students will approach school and community social justice issues from a restorative perspective within a framework of mentoring relationships and through exciting excursions designed to build self-awareness and relationship skills that enhance peer-mentoring relationships and leadership capacity for all participants.”
Tags: Community Engagement, District, High School, Identity Development, Mentorship, Restorative Practices, Students Affected by Suspensions, Traditional Public School, Urban