SEL Awardee

Laura Grace

The Soulard School
The Soulard School
St. Louis, MO
“As Buddy Circles were born out of a naturally occurring conversation between peers who were able to express themselves without judgment, we created this project specifically to amplify students' strengths and encourage them to actively practice the communication and self-regulation skills that are learned in their classroom and through all their interactions within our school community. It is our vision to expand Buddy Circles to allow our entire student population the opportunity to experience this powerful form of communication and connection and to develop skills that will last a lifetime.”
Tags: Charter School, Elementary School, Identity Development, Leadership Development, Mentorship, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Urban