SEL Awardee

Katherine Batty

Champlain Valley School District
Shelburne, VT
“The "Empower Youth Leadership Project'' provides opportunities for Vermont middle school students to become SEL Leaders. Full-day conferences bring together adolescents to develop social and emotional and leadership skills in a supportive, community-based setting. The collaboration with the Children's Legacy Partnership (a non-profit organization that provides educational support to students in Uganda) helps students gain global perspective as they compare worldviews. With this District Level Award, the Empower Youth Leadership Project will follow conference participants back into their school settings, support them to further build SEL skills, and give back to their communities by teaching SEL lessons in younger students’ classrooms.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, District, Elementary School, High School, LGBTQI+, Mentorship, Middle School, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students with Disabilities, Suburban, Traditional Public School