SEL Awardee

Laura Syria

LEAF Charter School
Fall Mountain - SAU 60
Alstead, NH
“LEAF Out Loud (LOL) is a project that inspires voice and cultivates a sense of belonging and purpose for LGBTQIA+ youth. LOL is inspired by StoryCorps, an organization with commitment to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone's story matters. Students participating in LEAF Out Loud will engage in monthly interview sessions with student peers, teachers, parents, and community members. LEAF's soundbooth will encourage recording projects like interviews, podcasts, and songwriting and recording.”
Tags: High School, Identity Development, LGBTQI+, Mentorship, Rural, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School