SEL Awardee

Katie Harland

West Aurora High School
West Aurora School District 129
Aurora, IL
“West Aurora High School Global Minds Club is one chapter of 'Global Minds Initiative,' which is a for-youth by-youth organization that inspires students to form social bonds, intercultural friendships and to consider global issues through youth-led extracurricular activities. Club leaders consist of Native English Speaking (NES) students and immigrant students, fluent in English. The 'mentees' consist of immigrant, refugee and/or asylee students from all over the world. Student leaders plan and facilitate all activities. Newly enrolled students will receive free school supplies. Students participate in various classroom and community activities, listen to guest speakers and participate in service projects.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, High School, Mentorship, Middle School, New Arrivals, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Student Leadership & Voice, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School