SEL Awardee

Jasmine Quezada

Lawrence Public Schools
Lawrence, MA
“ENLACE is a newcomers' academy for high school students in Lawrence, MA. We have noticed a need for more out-of-school experiences that connect students to the community and build pride in their identity. The SEL Innovation Award will fund a Vacation Academy for students to write and publish their immigration stories in a book titled 'I Learn Lawrence: A Collection of Student Stories.' Also, an after-school Arts Expression Club will integrate literacy with art instruction to guide exploration of topics like cultural identity and prompt students' artistic self-expression.”
Tags: Community Engagement, High School, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Student Leadership & Voice, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School