SEL Awardee

Jessica Williams

South Anchorage High School
Anchorage School District
Anchorage, AK
“The grant funds will go toward growing the spirit of peer mentorship and student leadership in the city of Anchorage, the state of Alaska and nationally. We will use funding for technology to enable the South Anchorage Peer Mentors to host and participate in webinars, to work with schools and districts who desire support starting their own programs and to team up with similar school groups around the nation to share best practices in student leadership and peer mentoring. We will also use funding to support transportation costs and teacher/advisor substitute time for local and state-wide face-to-face collaboration with schools who are starting their own peer mentorship programs and who desire our support. We are proud of the peer mentorship program we have built over many years at South Anchorage High School, and we are excited to share our SEL work with others and to learn from and work with other successful programs around the nation.”
Tags: Elementary School, ELs, High School, Indigenous Communities, LGBTQI+, Mentorship, Middle School, New Arrivals, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban