SEL Awardee

Ivee Cruz

Honolulu, HI
“The 'A'o Hawaii Youth Leadership Program' focuses on guiding student leaders based on the Hawaiian concept of A'o: to teach and to learn. A'o Youth cultivates students as catalysts for change in classrooms, schools and communities. Students serve as ambassadors, global citizens and leaders. A'o Youth weaves diversity, social justice, indigenous and global issues with an innovative student-centered approach to cultivate lifelong learning. SEL serves as the foundation for being able to explore, apply and understand complicated community and world issues. SEL empowers students with the tools to address the constant ever-changing world in meaningful, mindful and healthy ways.”
Tags: Charter School, District, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Identity Development, Indigenous Communities, LGBTQI+, New Arrivals, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Traditional Public School, Urban